Fast-growing wood

The condo ribs provide an enclosure or vessel for the exhibit.
The ribs are made of Timberstrand, a new manufactured wood product (Laminated Strand Lumber), which is a next-generation, high-end oriented strand board (OSB). Timberstrand is available in sheets that are 13/4” thick, 8’ wide and up to 30 feet long. From an environmental standpoint, Timberstrand LSL provides an alternative to old growth timber for some applications. Timberstrand is made from aspen, which will regenerate in less than a 30-year rotation. A plentiful, fast-growing, and otherwise under-utilized species, aspen is used instead of centuries-old trees. The Timberstrand structure provides an enclosure or vessel for the exhibit. Up to four-storey high condo developments can be built with this material; high-rise condominiums cannot be built with this product. However, this product shows the wood products industry is moving forward to make products that are not from old growth forests.

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