Is wood the greenest building material?

wood is sustainableTreehugger has a rather interesting article that takes another look at using wood as a building material.

With links in the article to Discovery News, Future Science, and a press release from the University of Washington  and self-explanatory graphs, it seems that there is not much  information that Mrs Green needs to add here.

A quote to take away: The authors propose ” growing wood as fast as possible, harvesting before tree growth begins to taper off and using the wood in place of products that are most fossil-fuel intensive.”