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Big timber is sprouting up in cities in North America and abroad. After years of feasibility studies and design proposals, buildings six stories or taller constructed primarily from pre-engineered wood products are being considered. more

Jan 20, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Wood has been used as fuel since the dawn of time and it’s increasingly being touted as a fuel of the future. In this blog, we look at wood as a biofuel and how it has the capacity to be the largest renewable fuel throughout the world. more

Jan 20, 2017 12:00 AM Features

A multiyear effort to understand diversity has uncovered a surprising answer. What controls forest diversity is not the trees but the fungi that interact with them, typically at microscopic scales. more

Jan 16, 2017 12:00 AM Features

In discussions around climate change and natural resources, one widely mentioned oversimplification is that "cutting trees is bad for the environment." more

Jan 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Sawlog prices have trended downward throughout the world over the past two years with the GSPI Index being 14.3% lower in the 3Q/16 than in the 3Q/14, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. more

Jan 3, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Otzi carved his longbow from the wood of the yew tree intending to kill prey, and perhaps his enemies. He would never have dreamed that the same tree would one day yield a chemical that saves lives. more

Dec 19, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Let’s face it, when it comes to fire resilience in your community, fresh and innovative methods can be hard to come by. more

Dec 17, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Nova Scotians are sometimes negative towards necessary, commonly accepted and approved forest sustainability practices. In the press there appears to be a persistent anti-forestry-resource-management bias. more

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Cortes has a way of attracting some of the top eco-intellectuals in the world. Some have set about to heal these wounds by purchasing clear-cut lands and attempting to restore them. more

Nov 28, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Large parts of the Southeast are on fire this week, with tens of thousands of acres affected by wildfires. Even many of those who aren’t forced to evacuate are still struggling with the effects of poor air quality. more

Nov 25, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Laser Technology Inc.

In large parts of Yorkshire, chances are that the electricity you use was generated using wood from Virginia, Georgia and other southern states of the USA. more

Nov 17, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Timothy Allen

Trees and forest systems play an important role in the water cycle by intercepting rainfall and regulating water flow to the soil for more efficient stormwater infiltration. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM , Features

A study reveals that biodiversity – the variety of living things on Earth – in forests promotes productivity. In other words, when the number of tree species increases, so does the amount of timber that can be harvested. more

Nov 12, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Recently opinions (May the forest be with you, Oct. 29) have generated public discussion about a number of forest practices and have questioned the science behind timber harvesting on Nova Scotia’s government owned Crown land and private land. more

Nov 11, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is calling on the US marketplace to urge the logging company Resolute Forest Products (Resolute) to drop its litigation against public interest organizations. more

Nov 5, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Daniel J. Pierce

It has been hypothesized that the trees growing on Cortes Island millions of years ago, when conditions were much hotter, might be ideally suited to thrive here again in the next century, as temperatures continue to climb. more

Oct 30, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Photo by Rhett A. Butler

Ecologists have struggled to peg a value to logged forests for the plants and animals that call them home. They know, for example, that these altered landscapes don’t offer the rich habitats that old-growth forests do, but to what degree? more

Oct 30, 2016 12:00 AM Features

A Canadian professor says the scientific community in Canada has failed the forest fire industry. more

Oct 29, 2016 12:00 AM Features

A Victoria-based filmmaker is shedding light on BC’s coastal forest industry with a new documentary series entitled Heartwood: A West Coast Forest Documentree. more

Oct 23, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Over the years, Forestry has had to fight back against unreasonable negativity. But for all the naysayers and environmental pessimists, a little research will reveal that modern forestry is about much more than most people realize. more

Oct 16, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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