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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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Canfor Corporation has announced it will be temporarily curtailing operations at three British Columbia mills due to log supply constraints, log costs and current market conditions. Read more

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There's been a blizzard this week in Utah, and still, State Forester Brian Cottam is preoccupied with forest fires. Read more

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The Milwaukee (Wisconsin) City Council's City Plan Commission voted unanimously to approve the rezoning for a project that includes what could be the Western Hemisphere's tallest mass timber structure, Read more

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Extreme cold temperatures in the forecast could be good news for Winnipeg's ash trees and very bad news for emerald ash borers. Read more

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Canada’s forestry and legume industries say the country’s two major railways prioritized other commodities over their shipments to the Port of Vancouver late last year, costing companies millions amid surging demand for Canadian goods abroad. Read more

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Drones are proving to be very useful tools in business, and a BC firm is now exploring their practical applications in the working forest, notably in wildfire control and prevention, an increasing area of concern considering extreme weather patterns. Read more

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While some people blame the Giant Sequoia National Monument for a perceived lack of management of the forest east of Porterville, the tying of the hands of the US Forest Service to manage the forest began in the late 1980s. Read more

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In the summer of 1968, the US Forest Service sent wildlife biologist George Gruell into the forests of northwestern Wyoming with a camera, a tripod and an old photograph. Read more

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A province-wide state of emergency has been declared in British Columbia after dozens of new wildfires destroyed buildings and forced thousands of people from their homes. Read more

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BC lumber producers will continue to vigorously defend the industry against a new round of preliminary anti-dumping duties imposed by the US Department of Commerce on Canadian softwood lumber. Read more

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