In the context of the environmental problems linked to global climatic change, the latest research developments in the field of carbon sequestration through the forest seem to offer a mitigated perspective. Another picture appears if the stand is placed under active management, according to the principle of sustained yield. The presentation of the wood properties relevant for construction, compared to other building materials,enables us to define decisive advantages, both at the physical and at the ecological contribution level of this multifunctional material. New construction techniques with massive wood lead to a combination and even to an unexpected amplification of these advantages.

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