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A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) analyzed wood samples from the oldest existing experimental areas spanning a period of 150 years and reached a surprising conclusion. more

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As the West’s fire seasons grow more intense, a team of Oregon State University researchers is looking for ways to keep blazes from spreading. more

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Trans Canada Trail (TCT) has announced a $200,000 gift from TimberWest Forest Corp., which will support new improvements along The Great Trail in British Columbia. more

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More areas south of Sudbury, Ont., received evacuation notices today as firefighters continue to try to control a fast-growing forest fire known as Parry Sound 33. more

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The patchwork of green forests in and around Jasper National Park is increasingly interrupted with splashes of red. more

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Oregon State University will receive nearly $500,000 from the USDA to study the effects of moisture accumulation in mass timber buildings. more

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Cottony ash psyllids were found in Winnipeg last summer but are having more impact this season. more

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Canadian industries will continue to work with Ottawa in the hope of addressing cross-border trade issues and regulatory challenges that impact their competitiveness. more

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The American Forest Foundation (AFF) and Domtar together announced a new partnership to help family and private woodland owners in northwest Pennsylvania and southwest New York improve habitat for at-risk bird and wildlife species. more

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US consumption of softwood lumber is likely to reach record-highs by 2030, resulting in export opportunities for sawmills in Europe and Latin America, according to a new study from ForestEdge and Wood Resources International. more

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Canada agreed with the United States that slow-moving talks to update NAFTA should continue although they did not set a date for the next round, a senior official said in remarks casting further doubt on the chances of a deal this year. more

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The City of Fredericton is warning residents to prepare for a catastrophic loss of tens of thousands of trees. more

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A far cry from the kitschy memorabilia of the Rock ’n’ Roll-themed building it replaces, the essentially all-new design of River North’s flagship McDonalds at 600 N. Clark Street in Chicago is finally starting to come together. more

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The advocacy group for BC’s chambers of commerce has thrown its weight behind the Squamish Chamber’s call for the provincial government to address a pressing forestry issue. more

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Healthy, vibrant and sustainable Canadian forests is the theme of a new youth-focused initiative announced by Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and Earth Rangers, the kids’ conservation organization. more

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For the 22nd consecutive year, IKEA Canada co-workers will join Tree Canada to plant over 2,000 trees and shrubs in 17 communities across Canada as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability and support for local communities. more

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Softwood logs and softwood lumber imports to China have more than tripled in ten years with lumber volumes surpassing logs by 36 percent in 2017, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. more

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The Forest Products Association of Canada honoured a series of national award winners for their extraordinary contribution to the forest sector during an industry trade luncheon. more

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A University of Calgary study says there need to be more wide, open spaces to prevent catastrophic wildfires like the one that devastated the city of Fort McMurray in northeastern Alberta two years ago. more

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The region-wide fire ban has been lifted, though the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry warns there are still some areas of Northwestern Ontario with a high forest fire hazard. more

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