Nice story. Three trees for one house. Now what if another 100 million people want the same type floors?
Any scenario, when on a tiny scale, is plausible, but when you start having gross magnitudes involved some corners usually have to be maneuvered, good or ill.
Yep, problem is most want everything or nothing with no middle ground and they don't understand scale and how it can make a simple thing extremely complex or resource (time, material, labour) consuming.