Network Features

July 22, 2014
Professionals are required to use the best available science in making our decisions, and so we, the resource and planning professional associations of British Columbia, recognize that climate change is occurring and it has fundamental impacts on...
July 11, 2014
There’s already a 14-story timber tower. Why designers are pushing to re-embrace a construction material as old as human history. Think of a modern cityscape and any number of materials come to mind: the glass and steel of an office tower, the...
July 11, 2014
A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on aboriginal land could eventually have as severe an impact on North American lumber supply as the mountain pine beetle, RBC Capital Markets warned on Monday. The court’s unanimous decision on June 26 relates...
July 8, 2014
New Zealand has become the world’s largest exporter of softwood logs, with shipments in 2013 accounting for over 20 percent of global trade, according to estimates by WRI. Russia and the US ranked second and third as global log suppliers, each...
July 7, 2014
A ban on log exports would likely hurt B.C.'s forestry and logging industry, concludes a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. "An outright ban on log exports from...
July 7, 2014
Government of Alberta survey results show moderate to high over-winter survival in most of the pine forests inhabited by beetles. Extremely high beetle success was detected in small pockets in areas south of Grande Prairie, northwest of Edson and...
July 7, 2014
Canadian Forest Industries made the long treck to Sweden last month to attend World Bioenergy 2014. It was an opportunity to learn how the Swedish forest industry is able to make use of forestry waste to produce heat, power, and biogas throughout...
July 7, 2014
Timber is big business in Tennessee. About $1 billion worth of the state's tree products is shipped abroad every year. But within the industry, there is concern that there may soon be too few loggers to keep the profession going. The Redfern...
June 23, 2014
Explosion suppression, spark detection and extinguishing technology help stave off dust explosions at biomass power plants. Safety protocol at biomass power facilities is an evolutionary process that progresses as plants move from design to...
June 16, 2014
While touring the country and talking to industry professionals, the need for more skilled labour is one that resurfaces time and time again. Just this week, Byron Warner, the mill manager at Edgewood Forest Products in Saskatchewan, explained that...
June 16, 2014
Australia’s first public building made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) has opened its doors. The Library at the Dock in Melbourne was built in partnership between the City of Melbourne, Places Victoria and Lend Lease. The major structural...
June 16, 2014
US sawlog prices started falling in the 2Q/14 after a three-year upward trend, this due to lower US lumber prices and weaker log export markets in Asia, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. After a healthy 2013 and early 2014, lumber markets in the...