How can they claim that their Cumaru decking is one of the most eco-friendly materials you can choose? Let’s look at the facts.
The lumber industry only accounts for a miniscule portion of deforestation in the rainforests of South America, where Cumaru lumber comes from. The largest portion (nearly 90%) is a direct result of cattle ranching and small-scale farming. When you think about it, this makes perfect sense. Why would the lumber industry destroy its main source of income? Obviously, it is in their best interest to protect the forests by only harvesting what will grow back. Responsible forestry methods like this can even improve the health of natural jungles.
By purchasing wood that is sustainably harvested, you actively support eco-friendly forestry methods and place a high economic value on healthy rainforest ecosystems, ensuring their continued preservation for generations to come. So how can you know that your lumber has been harvested responsibly? There are many organizations out there that will certify lumber, but be sure to pick a trustworthy one, such as the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). Cumaru is proud to offer FSC® certified cumaru decking.
Cumaru decking is an all-natural product that is so strong by itself that it doesn’t need any harmful chemical additives. Your deck will be safe for both you and your environment. Although it is highly unlikely that your deck will ever need to be replaced, it is 100% biodegradable.