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When it comes to survival, a shrinking gene pool can put a whole species
at risk. Such a problem could be facing the teak tree, which, despite
increased planting efforts, is suffering from dwindling natural forests.
More than 2,500 metres up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, sits
an environmentally friendly building designed to
create a truly sustainable home, characterised by its ability
to give back to the environment and look good. Its
owner, Alan Moffat, reports.
Phil Evans and Iain MacDonald from the Department of Wood Science in the
Faculty of Forestry at University of British Columbia in Vancouver,
Canada explain the development of a new suite of courses aimed at the
wood finishing industry.