The logging industry is currently in overdrive trying to make logging look like a positive effort in the fight against global warming. Forests are one of our greatest carbon stores. They have taken hundreds of years to amass the 700 -1,200 plus tonnes of carbon per hectare. Cutting them down only secures about 3 to 5% of the forest’s total carbon biomass into sawn timber The rest is woodchipped for short-lived products like packaging and paper and cremated in high intensity post-logging management burns. So about 95% ends up in the atmosphere helping to warm and dry our planet.