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Why buy a Camphor Laurel wooden board?

Australian Camphor Laurel

In todays society, we hear a strong call for a more sustainable community in all aspects of our lives. The wood used in our beautiful homeware selections can also adapt to this need for environmentally conscious decisions.

That’s why at Timber Alley we use Australian Camphor Laurel wood to create all of our boards.

Camphor Laurel (Cinnamomum camphora) is a tree that has been used extensively in NSW and QLD in gardens, parks and school grounds. It is native to China and Japan and was introduced to Australia in 1822 as an ornamental tree.

Although it is attractive and can be a valued shade tree, it has adapted to our Australian conditions too well. Along the waterways of south-east Queensland, camphor laurels are replacing the native blue gums thereby threatening koala populations. It is now causing serious problems in our bushland, rural areas, waterways and also in urban areas. As such the state governments have encouraged Camphor Laurel tree eradication.

By using this tree exclusively for our boards, we are helping native flora replenish itself and you are purchasing a beautiful product made of ethically acceptable timber.