Propagation of Trees and Other Plants Used for Making Gazebos
There is a host of things to consider when buying a gazebo. First you need to decide which style to choose. Then there is the ideal size. Just as important is an accessible price. Material(s) from which it is made are highly important as well because they play a key role in its care, maintenance and in many cases also durability. Obviously, you want material(s) that can withstand the exposure to harsh outdoor elements, ideally without much care and protection from your side. When choosing the best material(s), however, you should also pay attention to theirsustainability.
Say No to Illegal Logging and Choose Wood from Sustainable Plantations
Illegal logging is a serious problem as it causes a major damage to the world's forests, threatens biodiversity and aggravates the global warming. Trees - and to a lesser extent other plants - play an important role in our planet's climate by absorbing the harmful CO2 as well as a number of other air pollutants while releasing pure oxygen. Forests also have a major influence on precipitation and prevention of soil erosion. Also, they provide habitat and food to millions of animal and plant species. But they also provide an important source of income for the local communities.
By choosing a wooden gazebo or other wooden products that are sourced from sustainable plantations, you are helping preserve the world's forests and at the same time, saying no to illegal harvesting which is damaging both the forests and the local communities. Although they are often involved in illegal logging, the locals are typically forced to work in unsafe conditions for extremely low wages. To make things worse, illegal logging is often closely linked with organised crime and corruption which have a disastrous effect on both local and global economy.
Demand Certificates or Other Types of Proof of the Wood's Origin
Don't simply take the seller's word that the wood has been sourced in a sustainably managed plantation. Instead, demand certificates or other type of proof that confirms their claims. If the wood really comes from a sustainably managed plantation as claimed by the seller, they will gladly show you relevant certificates and records about the wood's origin. But if they don't have any real proof to backup their claims, there is a great chance that the wood doesn't come from a sustainably managed plantation. Instead, it was probably illegally harvested.