This is a question that has been asked for centuries, and it's one that has a fascinating answer. When a tree is cut down, why do lumberjacks shout “wood”? It turns out that this is a tradition that dates back to the Arcadian language, which was spoken in Quebec. The word “wood” was used as a warning, similar to how golfers shout “fore” when they hit a ball at other people. This is because those lumberjacks are going to use the tree to make wood, also known as timber or the wood used for construction.
In the United Kingdom, timber prepared for construction is called timber (and is sold in what is known as a sawmill). In the United States and Canada, loggers have historically been called lumberjacks, even though their job is to harvest what is known in these places as timber. Wood is a valuable natural resource that directly serves as a material for use in construction, papermaking, special wood products such as furniture and as a fuel source. As such, they constitute the majority of all wood used in the world, and about 80% of the wood is soft.
To help you understand the difference between wood and timber, take a look at these examples of wood and timber in one sentence: Wood is wood that has been processed into beams and planks, a stage in the wood production process. Timber is wood that has been cut into logs and planks for use in construction. So there you have it - the answer to why we say “wood” when we cut down a tree! It's an interesting piece of history that has been passed down through generations of lumberjacks.