A veneer is a thin layer of wood produced by slicing carefully selected logs.
A tree may yield 30 to 50 times more wood surface when used to produce veneer than when producing lumber. With veneer you can achieve grain patterns and effects not possible with solid hardwood.
The improved yields maximize the aesthetic properties of hardwood trees and place less demand forests. During their growth cycle trees produce oxygen while sequestering carbon. This carbon stays sequestered in the entire life cycle of the products made from veneer which can be decades.
Over 98% of the tree is used in veneer production. Wastes is used for bio-energy generation, pallets, mulch, and more.