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.



New insights into the impact forests have on surface temperature will provide a valuable tool in efforts to mitigate climate change, according to a new research paper co-authored by Clemson University scientist Thomas O'Halloran. more

Apr 21, 2017 12:00 AM Features

What forestry techniques do the best job of maximizing carbon storage in trees and soil -- while still allowing landowners to provide habitat for wildlife and harvest timber for profitable sale? more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Seventy years after American chestnuts all but died out, researchers will soon be applying with Canadian regulators to distribute a genetically modified version. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 AM Features

LEAF, a Toronto non-profit dedicated to the city's trees, runs an annual summer mentorship program aimed at exposing young women to the field of urban forestry. more

Mar 25, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Scientists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will be using genetic research to give natural selection a push in raising fish and growing forests that are more resistant to the ravages of climate change. more

Mar 21, 2017 12:00 AM Features

These days, flames consume many of the earth’s forests more frequently than ever before. Now, a study from Princeton University suggests that trees in traditionally fire-prone areas have a competitive edge for survival more

Mar 4, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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Petr Kratochvil

Every tree tells a story, but some are beyond eloquent, holding memories, embodying belief, marking sorrow. We hold trees in our imagination, where they grow in strange, wonderful ways in forests inhabited by fantasy and also by our fears. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

By varying the ages and density of individual trees, habitat biologists are able to create more habitat conditions suitable for a variety of game and nongame animals, while managing those forests for the future. more

Feb 16, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Wildfire ranger Dan Gorzeman directed a crew as it put out hotspots smouldering beneath the boreal forest northeast of Slave Lake, Alta., in August 2015. But he wasn't on the ground. He was hundreds of metres above the blackened bush in a helicopter. more

Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Trees can live for hundreds—and sometimes even thousands—of years. Over this long lifetime, a tree can experience a variety of environmental conditions: wet years, dry years, cold years, hot years, early frosts, forest fires and more. more

Jan 26, 2017 12:00 AM Features