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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Photo by Ben Gray for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Critics Say Plan For Chattahoochee Forest Better Job For Mother Nature

The Forest Service’s stated goal is to restore, in ever-larger chunks, the overall health of the North Georgia forest and has touched off a debate about who can best ensure the health of a forest: man or Mother Nature? more »

2016-02-08 10:00 AM Features


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German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too

"When I say, ‘Trees suckle their children,’ everyone knows immediately what I mean." more »

2016-02-05 6:00 PM Features

Forest Industry Urges Speedy Ratification of Trans Pacific Partnership

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that Canada has signed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and urges the federal government to ratify the treaty as soon as possible. more »

2016-02-05 9:30 AM Features


The Republic of the Congo’s forests are part of the vast Congo Basin rainforest – second only to the Amazon in size. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.

Does Sustainable Forest Management Actually Protect Forests?

A new study finds an uptick in Congo deforestation with the application of sustainable management principles. But other researchers say it's not so simple. more »

2016-02-01 3:00 PM Features

Northeast Pulpwood Market Creates Challenges, Uncertainty for Region

In the thirteen-month period from November 2014 through December 2015, Maine lost markets for about 2 million green tons of pulpwood and mill chips. In a state where the total pulpwood use was 8.1 million green tons in 2014, that’s a big deal. more »

2016-01-29 10:00 AM Features

WoodWorks Announces 2016 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks has announced the winners of its 2016 Wood Design Awards which celebrate excellence in non-residential and multi-family wood design. more »

2016-01-28 1:28 PM Features


A dawn mist rises over the Amazon rainforest. William Laurance

Five Trends That Will Define the World’s Forests in 2016

The past year has been a momentous time for the world’s forests, with both good and bad news. Fasten your seat belts, because 2016 promises to be another roller-coaster ride. more »

2016-01-28 9:00 AM Features


Photo by Gerhard Elsner/Wikimedia Commons.

Is Eco-Certification the Solution to Forest Destruction?

The Forest Stewardship Council is the world's pre-eminent forest-products certification body, but companies selling FSC-certified products keep getting caught violating its standards. more »

2016-01-25 11:00 AM Features

Import Value of Logs and Lumber to China Falls 25% in 12 Months

The import value of logs and lumber to China has fallen by 25% in 12 months because of declining housing constructions, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. more »

2016-01-22 11:00 AM Features