Why are trebuchets made from wood?
Trebuchets were weapons of destruction. They were made from wood because it was easier to transport them, and because there was a plentiful supply of wood to make them out of. Stone was too heavy to use for this weapon, because it would not be able to throw things far enough for its initial purpose.
trebuchets were made for a siege. They were made near forests as there would be a large supply of wood. The trebuchets would not be made at their castle as their soldiers would be tired of pushing the trebuchet to the enemies castle and by the time they would get to their enemies castle they would be too tired to fight and would most likely lose the battle.
Trebuchets were an effective battle technique. They used the force of a raised counterweight to fling heavy objects into the air. The projectiles were placed in a pouch or net then flung into the air in an attempt to hit the castle or soldiers. Although trebuchets were effective, they were large and cumbersome things that could easily be burnt down as they were made of wood. http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/File:Trebuchet_Castelnaud.jpg
Man-Made Wood, man made wood is made of layers of wood glued together to make it strong, The reson why its stronger than normal is because wood has grains that on natral wood only ever go 1 way, but when man made wood is being made thay glue the wood together so the grains go in opposite directions from each other. "PLYWOOD"
It depends on which sort of trebuchet. Traction trebuchets, operated by men pulling ropes, appeared in ancient China centuries before Christ; they appeared in Byzantium in the sixth century and spread to Europe. Trebuchets using ballast -- the classic trebuchet -- came into use during the twelfth century in Europe.