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Welcome to Cobb Lumber!

We are a family owned business that has been providing services and products to the construction industry since 1978.

Combined, our family has over 90 years of experience in the building materials industry. We service the requirements of professional industry buyers, residential and commercial contractors, home owners and hobbyists.

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What’s the Plan?

Posted: August 10, 2018

A Plan to reduce CO2 in our atmosphere— it is worth 8 minutes of your time

The Swedish plan currently employed has a 100-year cycle

In the southern United states, the cycle is 40 years

In the northwestern United States, the cycle is 80 years

According to the U.S. Forest Service, there is over 300 million acres in the U.S. now to plant.

That is enough new forest lands to remove 100% of the United States CO2 releases

What’s In Your Next Project?

Posted: January 31, 2018

 

Trees that are removed make room for the young trees.

 

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Trees that are used in the construction of permanent structures, continue the sequestration of greenhouse gas indefinitely.

 

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If you would like to know more – email us or contact your state forestry association.

 

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Trees from my acre of green will be used in permanent structures such as these-

 

The question is – what’s in your next project?

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Plant Trees – Grow Trees – Build with Trees – Save the World

Repeat!

Texas Strong…For a Long Time

Posted: October 30, 2017

I recently was down in the Rockport, Texas area to work with some home owners after Hurricane Harvey.  I decided to go look at a group of homes that I visited some years earlier to see how they survived the storm.
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Each home is well over 100 years old.
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Each was built in the Corpus Christi area.
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Each home is built out of wood. 
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Each has survived several hurricanes.

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How long will they last?
Properly designed, properly built, and properly maintained-
Indefinitely!
 
Go take a look sometime —- They’re still there

Cross Laminated Timber Construction: Short, Sweet, by the Numbers

Posted: August 4, 2017

Candlewood Suites on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL.

Built by LendLease

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  Previous Best Job

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Redstone Job

CLT Panels

Gross SF 54,891 62,688
Avg # Employees 18 (Peak-26) 10 (Peak-11)
Structural Duration 123 Days 78 Days
Man Hours 14,735 8,203
Production Rate 460 sf/day 803 sf/day
Overall Schedule 15 Months 12 Months

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* Raw cost neutral with steel *

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37% faster

31% more energy efficient

Sequestered 1,656 tons of CO2

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These numbers were provided by LendLease

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Carbon Sequestration: Short, Sweet, by the Numbers

How ’bout them Apples?!

Posted: April 25, 2017

You can’t compare Apples and Pine Cones! …or can you?

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I have worked in the forestry industry most of my life. Understanding that trees remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is a given with me. Pine trees, on average remove 50 pounds per tree per year during their first 40 years. That equals 17 tons per acre per year on average. This greenhouse gas ends up in our homes and businesses in the form of construction materials.

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Recently I worked with a company on providing construction material for an apple orchard. This company will plant 37,000 trees on 48 acres. They expect 90% will make apple production for 22 years. Each year, each acre will sequester 22 tons of green house gases. Most of this greenhouse gas ends up in our food supply.
That is 1,056 tons per year – for 22 years – not costing anything to sequester that gas, but actually making a profit – that they will have to pay taxes on, by the way.

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Do the math – that 48 acres will REMOVE the greenhouse gas foot print for 62 Americans each year.
Last year 28 people planted 80,000,000 pine trees in Texas alone on private land.
Those 80 Million pine trees will remove 2 Million tons of greenhouse gas each year for the next 40 years.
That effort will REMOVE the annual greenhouse gas foot print for 117,647 Texans!
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How ’bout them apples?
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Plant a TREE, Build with TREES (eat apples), Save the WORLD REPEAT!!!

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The most BANG for your BUCK!

Posted: February 17, 2017

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The Petra Nova carbon capturing plant came online in 2016.

It captures and ultimately sequesters 1.6 Million tons of greenhouse gas annually from a Houston based power plant that is strategically located next door. The liquefied greenhouse gas is then piped 80 miles south and used in an oil field recovering program to aid in the increase of oil production. This is a very positive investment for our environment. Our Government contributed $190 Million tax dollars to help fund the construction of the project. 

 

$190 million to remove 1.6 million tons

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What if we invested $190 Million tax dollars in replanting our forests? The US Forest Service estimates that 300 million acres of US forest lands have not been replanted. $190 Million tax dollars would replant 640,000 acres of forest lands. One acre of forest land removes 17.5 tons of greenhouse gasses, per acre, per year. If that size investment was invested in replanting our U.S. forests lands, then 11.2 million tons of greenhouse gas  would be removed annually.

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$190 million to remove 11.2 million tons

 

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Additionally, there are no operational costs or environmental impacts. Such as a toxic waste that needs to be disposed of. Instead, we have a forest……………..

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…..where you can find the BIG BUCKS!

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Are we having FUN yet? — They are in Branson, Missouri!

Posted: December 19, 2016

Fritz’s Adventures  just opened up a new indoor park, just to make sure.

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The climbing walls, zip lines, and tree houses reach up some 30′ in the air.

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All are enough to make us want to play all day. There is something else going on as well.

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In the wooden structures there are over 21,000 lbs of green house gases. Green house gases that were sequestered as the trees were growing. Now that they are part of the permanent structure, we can all breathe a little easier.

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Good fun and Good, clean, air.

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All in a day’s work? ….…or.....PLAY!

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Carbon sequestration — Today — One job at a time

Posted: November 18, 2016

Carbon sequestration — Today — One job at a time

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These 8 piling were used on a Texas Department of Highways job. They were driven to a load rating of 95 tons.

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They contain over 12,000 lbs of green house gasses. This green house gas will never be seen again.

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 If these trees were not used in this manner, then the gases contained in these trees would be released back into the atmosphere.

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For each concrete piling used by the Texas Department of Highways that is replaced by a wooden piling an additional 1,500 lbs of green house gasses is sequestered —

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TODAY!

Can you see it for the trees?

Posted: November 3, 2016

Can you see it for the Trees?

The Bridge…

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In Tyler, Texas they could.

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Faulkner Park in Tyler, Texas needed a bridge to access an area of the park’s woodland trails.

The bridge had to be large enough to allow for small vehicle usage and yet built in such a way as to not damage the woodland habitat.

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So, can you see it? Built in two days – with small equipment – and able to hold up 40,000 lbs. The treated wood used also contains 14,000 pounds of green house gases that will never be seen again. I think Tyler has earned a BIG STAR.

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A BIG   GREEN   STAR.

 

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