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Douglas Fir.
A true all-rounder.

The Douglas Fir was introduced from Canada at the beginning of the 19th century and has been cultivated in middle Europe and Germany ever since. Characteristic is the distinctive structural form and the red-brown colouring of the wood – not disimilar to the Larch. With a trunk diameter of up to 1.5m and full-grown length of 25m in Europe, the Douglas Fir possesses an enormously high strength and at the same time an especially high elasticity. Demand for this multi-talented timber from the Douglas Fir tree has been continually increasing over the past decades.

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Douglas Fir timber has its greatest strengths in the building sector: high strength and resistance to weathering ensure a whole range of deployments, especially in outdoor areas, such as construction timber to quote one example. Even in indoor areas, the visually appealing Douglas Fir finds a wide variety of applications. Compared to Spruce the Douglas Fir is to a large extent superior with its technical characteristics, because the wood possesses a higher resistance to fungi and insects, as well as a higher resistance to tension, pressure and bending.

Spruce.
Enormously important for the forestry industry.

Spruce is the `breadwinner´ of the German forestry industry and is one of the most important tree types in the forest industry as a whole. With a trunk diameter of up to 1.2m and commonly used lengths of 20m, it grows straight and is sound. The colour of the core is light-yellow white to a reddish-yellow. With its straight form, together with rapid growth and low demands on its location and climate, it leads one to the conclusion that this tree was predestined for usage in the forestry industry.

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The advantageous and universal application of spruce timber rounds off the profile of this wonderful wood. This is why spruce timber is so popular and used so often in buildings and their construction, as well as in the timber product industry where it can be seen as joists, boarding and planks.

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Raw Materials.

We refer our raw material out effectively managed forests in Rhineland-Palatinate, Hessen, North Rhine-Westphalia as well as the neighbouring federal and European Union countries. Many of our delivery enterprises lead already today an appropriate certificate to the proof of the lasting management.

Every year we purchase approx. 400,000 solid cubic meters of logs in the neighbouring federal states and European countries, of which 90 % is spruce and 10 % Douglas fir. Nearly the entire quantity is processed as long trunks.

The strength class emphasis is with 2b/3a, whereby PZ-wood of the class 1 is not processed. The measurement of the round timber takes place over a calibrated plant: This fulfills the log measurement criteria of the forestry advice (DFWR) and the sawing and wood industry (VDS). Private-economical suppliers exclusively settle accounts with us over this air passage. Meanwhile many public delivery enterprises use this measurement possibility.

Purchase policy The company van Roje understands as their total responsibility and undertakes their best possible efforts to avoid the trade and purchase of logs of the following mentioned categories:

  • illegally harvested logs
  • logs harvested in areas where traditional civic rights and personal rights are not accepted
  • logs harvested out of forests where the sustainability and forest health is in danger while cutting logs
  • logs delivered out of natural forests while transforming into plantation or transforming not for forestal use in the future
  • logs out of forests which were planted with genetically modified species.

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