The Hidden Damage Caused By Merbau Decks In Australia
Why not use Merbau?
The destruction of large forest areas to get just one tree is shocking!
It doesn’t grow easily in plantations.
The small Islands of Indonesia cannot sustain this continued destruction
It is very difficult to enforce any laws put in place.
Logs are often smuggled over near-by borders or officials are paid off to turn a blind eye.
It is rapidly causing the extinction of beautiful defenceless animals
Not only losing their homes – THEIR SPECIES IS BEING WIPED OUT!
Where there is big money involved it will only continue.
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Merbau seems to be a very popular choice here in Australia – DIYer’s walk into their local hardware store looking to build a deck and don’t know better! The sales staff will probably point you in the direction of the Merbau racks without a second thought.
CHANGE IS UP TO YOU – Your choice of decking timber can help So what can we do? – Education and choice when purchasing is the key to this change, we must make change happen through the choices we make when building decks and other outdoor projects. Get the FACTS right before making a decision based on price and colour alone!
Do we trust them when they tell you it’s sustainable and being managed? – IT’S NOT!