Perfect illustration. Thanks!
Because we need more lumber, we plant more conifers. The UK is currently the second-largest importer of timber behind China, importing 80% of what we use. To construct homes and other structures, to make furniture, to create pallets for the delivery of food and medicines, and for a variety of other uses, the nation needs a supply of lumber that has been responsibly harvested. Unlike most broadleaves, conifer trees develop far more quickly. Conifer harvesting could begin in 40 to 50 years. An oak tree is just getting started at that age.