Alternative sources of eco-certified timber


Design 21 reports on Triton Logging’s harvesting of submerged timber from areas that have been flooded by hydro-electric schemes using the Sawfish Submersible Chainsaw.

submersible chainsaw logging underwater timber

The Sawfish

“In this oxygen-deprived environment, wood-decaying fungi and microbes are unable to attack the wood, leaving it in a non-living, but preserved state.”

The timber is certified by Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood™ Rediscovered Wood program.

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