Network Features

September 1, 2015
Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska totaled 329 million board feet in volume in the second quarter of 2015, an increase of more than 21 percent compared to the first quarter of 2015, the U.S. Forest Service’s...
September 1, 2015
According to results from a new study released by the University of New Hampshire, indoor storage of pellets in homes using the fuel for heat does not pose a risk of generating carbon monoxide (CO) levels above recommended thresholds. The issue has...
September 1, 2015
The end of the Soviet Union had far-reaching effects all over the world. Even today, researchers continue to discover new ways by which the fall of communism shaped not only global society and politics – but even European forests, as it turns...
September 1, 2015
Moisture content in wood chips used for energy can significantly influence system performance. Consequently, equipment and methods used to dry wood chip fuel are constantly evolving, as companies strive to perfect their respective processes, meet...
September 1, 2015
“There are a lot of misperceptions about what collaboration is and what collaboratives do. But the biggest problems aren’t on the inside where you would expect to find them. They are on the outside. Fringe groups are part of it, but the...
September 1, 2015
For the first time in its 110-year history, the Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is spending more than 50 percent of its budget to suppress the nation's wildfires. A new report released today by the Forest Service...
August 26, 2015
Easy to use mapping solution optimizes jobsitesand helps loggers work more efficiently MOLINE, Ill. (August 25, 2015) — Now available exclusively from John Deere is TimberNavi™, an easy-to-use, fully integrated mapping solution for...
August 5, 2015
While Ontario has only just approved wood as a material for mid-rise structures up to six storeys, Vancouver architect Michael Green is at the forefront of a push to design and build highrise towers using cross laminated timber (CLT) also known as...
August 5, 2015
We are approaching the high temperatures and peak fire season of mid-summer, and there are a number of ongoing developments and considerations for those involved in the Pacific Northwest log market trade. As I travel through the territory and...
August 5, 2015
The federal government has announced funding for two projects that will connect workers with careers in the forest products and wood manufacturing sectors. The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is receiving over $1 million to create an...
July 31, 2015
Wood pellets. They’re a simple idea, but their potential implications are far more complicated and controversial. Member countries in the European Union are buying these small, compressed cylinders, which are made up of everything from sawdust...
July 31, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Health Protection Program, Alaska’s Division of Forestry is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. In 2014 the Alaska Division of Forestry and its partner the Alaska...