Network Features

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...
July 17, 2015
“The lesson in ‘Playing God’ is that there is no such thing as leaving nature alone. People are part of Creation. We do not have the option of choosing not to be stewards of the land. We must master the art and science of good...
July 17, 2015
The state Legislature has approved $29.7 million in state bonding to help fund the Oregon Forest Science Complex at Oregon State University. The project aims to boost economic growth and create jobs while also supporting development of...
July 17, 2015
Mirroring what has become a worldwide trend, the Pacific Northwest forest products industry has not lived up to predictions for a 2015 “super-cycle”—a forecasted period of unprecedented growth in demand and prices for US lumber and...
July 13, 2015
Four years ago, Aurora Wood Pellets Ltd. began the development of a 200,000-metric-ton pellet plant in the Northwest Territories of Canada. With two Forestry Management Agreements in hand, CEO Brad Mapes hopes to purchase the site’s land this...
July 13, 2015
“There are great invisible leveling forces in society. When society decides that this or that group is being too grabby, without regard for the consequences, it slaps them back into the corner. What our society decides is good in...
July 9, 2015
Canada's wood products industry is benefiting from the ongoing recovery in the U.S. housing and a weaker Canadian dollar, according to The Conference Board of Canada's latest outlook for Canada's wood products industry. "The...
July 9, 2015
There are two highly inaccurate statements that are often made about the use of wood pellets as a substitute for coal in power generation. (1) The CO2 released from the combustion of wood pellets is greater than the CO2 released from the...
July 6, 2015
Mill inventory issues are nothing new in the Lake States. Forest2Market has been tracking fiber inventories and benchmarking prices in the Lake States for nearly three years. Over this time, the data shows that maintaining adequate system-wide...
July 6, 2015
In the 60 years since Bob Jordan III joined his family’s North Carolina sawmill business, he hasn’t seen anything quite like the Canadian invasion of the South’s lumber industry. “You didn’t have people coming in from...
July 6, 2015
If any industry could use a prominent advocate, it's forestry — because nothing grates on the ears of a forester like hearing someone say they won't buy a book because it'll kill a tree. And few, if any, fit the role of forestry...