Wood, when properly used and maintained, will last for decades. The USP of wood sourced from B.C., Canada is that it comes from sustainably managed forests. These trees are grown as natural forests instead of fast-growing plantations. So a tree is allowed to grow in the forest for a minimum of 80 years before it is harvested. In fact, some species like yellow cedar take 200 years to reach a marketable size. This long term growth provides a very strong and stable high-quality wood fibre.