The history of human culture is intrinsically tied to the manifold usage of wood. Still today, wood is unsurpassed in its diversity and remains an omnipresent companion of everyday life. In addition to the “classical” usages as a material for construction and trade, its contribution is appreciated for ex. in building boats, for insulating wall panels, in producing toys and sports equipment and as a resonator for manufacturing musical instruments. Neither modern logistics in the age of the container can do without wooden pallets, boxes and packaging, nor would the production of wine, sherry and whisky be conceivable without the classical wooden cask. But a great many of everyday products like for ex. paper, tissues, cardboard boxes and even clothes made from viscose originate from one of the most versatile raw materials of our time. Wood is a sustainable, innovative and ecological commodity, a real all-rounder.