Deconstructing an average 2000 sq ft house will salvage enough reusable lumber to substitute 33 mature trees or the yearly output of 10 acres of pine. In this particular house we have already saved several truckloads of framing lumber and we aren't even at the first floor yet, in addition to appliances, fixtures, doors, hundreds of square feet of oak flooring, and more. This doesn't include social benefits of the 500+ hours of employment which will have gone into taking down this house when it is all said and done.
Deconstruction Compared to Demolition
How do we save at least six acres of forest from a house that is to be torn down? We deconstruct it, taking the house apart bit by bit and taking everything that is reusable and putting it back into the world to be consumed again.