As with any product wood countertops do consume earth’s natural resources. Stone or quartz countertops remove the stone from the earth in a permanent fashion though. Yes, it still exists once it’s in your home but it’ll never be that majestic mountain again.
Wood is a rapidly renewable resource. Responsible harvesting does not destroy the forests where it grows and even the slowest growing trees will come back quickly in comparison to a mountain.
Learn a few things in this section of our blog about how wood is a “green” countertop material.