Alike any vegetation, eucalypt needs water and nutrients in order to survive. Studies demonstrate that it consumes the same amount of water as native forests. In line with current technological developments, our forests are made of selected cloned saplings. This has two consequences:
- They present higher biological efficiency when compared to other agricultural cultivations: in other words, they produce more timber from less resources. For example, 1 thousand liters of water gives 2 kg of corn, 500g of potatoes, 400g of cerrado wood, almost 2.9 kg of eucalypt wood.
- The selection process deprives them from the so-called pivoting roots which only can reach water tables. As a result, our forests rely on superficial layers of water for a fully sustainable use of local resources that is not endangering deep reserves. (see dedicated page)