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EUCALYPTUS "TAKING OVER THE WORLD"? Nope.
MYTH: Eucalyptus monocultures are taking over and destroying natural forests in Spain
FACT: +50% cellulosic pulpwood is produced in just 3% of Spanish forestland
SPANISH FOREST INDUSTRY "PULPING THE SOUTH"? Nope.
MYTH: Spanish Pulp & Paper Industry is "Pulping the South"
FACT: 75% of mill capacity in Spain is fulfilled with locally grown timber, majority of which is Eucalyptus
GROWING EUCALYPTUS IS EVIL? Nope.
MYTH: Eucalyptus cultivation only creates irreversible negative environmental impacts
FACT: 1 hectare of Eucalyptus cultivated forest stores 580% more CO2 than the average hectare of forestland in Spain
EUCALYPTUS PULP MILLS ARE "ECOLOGICAL CRIMINALS"? Nope.
MYTH: Spanish pulp & paper industry is too pollutant and must be closed or relocated
GROWING EUCALYPTUS IS NEGATIVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? Nope.
MYTH: Eucalyptus cultivation is an environmental catastrophe
EUCALYPTUS PULP MILLS WASTE AND POLLUTE WATER WITH NO CONTROL? Nope.
FACT: Eco-efficiency policies at Spanish pulp & paper mills yielded 1 million extra tonnage and 41% less water use since 1992
We are firmly convinced a good amount of myth propagators are just missinformed individuals with a narrow view of forestry in general and the interconnections of forestry, environment, industry and ecology in particular.
EUCALYPTOLOGICS must contribute to a proper dissemination of sound information and to the education of general audience on these important topics no matter if at local, regional, national or global scale. And renewable, recyclable and sustainable primary resources as Eucalyptus timber is can achieve the category of strategic from many standpoints. Our overpopulated greenish Gaia needs of a wise use of its finite resources to support itself in the long term or it will perish.