Architects Embrace the Beginning of the Timber Age

Wood is taking over from steel and concrete as the architectural wonder material of the 21st century, with architects praising its sustainability, quality and speed of construction.

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Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states as the battle against the tree-killing borer is now biological. more »

May 27, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Industry focused on pursuing sustainable and innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says CEO of association. more »

May 27, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Enough prime old-growth timber to build about 2,350 average-sized homes, about 70,000 cubic metres, is rotting on Vancouver Island mountainsides because of a disagreement between two companies. more »

May 26, 2016 3:01 PM Features

More than 180,000 cubic metres of forest to be cut down in area that is home to Europe’s largest mammal and tallest trees. more »

May 26, 2016 2:46 PM Features


Courtesy: Parks Canada

High in the forests of the mountain parks, there’s a sun-loving tree that relies on a small bird to spread its seeds. more »

May 24, 2016 12:00 AM Features



After an initial flurry of optimism, Premier Christy Clark is now anxious about Canada’s prospects for a renewed agreement with the United States to manage the softwood lumber trade. more »

May 23, 2016 12:00 AM Features

When the Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) arrived in Alberta some nine or 10 years ago it hit hard. Now, some important research has been going on into how to help the forest recover from the MPB infestation. more »

May 23, 2016 12:00 AM Features

“We’re going to have a long dry summer, I mean just look, it’s a fire waiting to happen.” That was how NDP MLA Scott Fraser described what he was seeing as he toured a cut block between Port Alberni and Lake Cowichan Wednesday. more »

May 23, 2016 12:00 AM Features

An 80-story timber skyscraper is being proposed by British architects. Architects in the U.S. are racing to clinch the title of the tallest wood building in the country. more »

May 20, 2016 12:00 AM Features


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Blame the low Canadian dollar, the tumbling price of oil or the American housing recovery — whichever the culprit, the Alberta forestry industry is happy. more »

May 20, 2016 12:00 AM Features