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Trees Ontario seeks landowners who wish to have trees planted

Thu October 30, 2014

In addition to funding, Trees Ontario will take care of almost everything involved with process.

Ontario Premier pledges mill help in Fort Frances

Thu October 30, 2014

Premier Kathleen Wynne says the province will do what it can to help get the kraft mill restarted in Fort Frances.

Living walls could replace concrete sound barriers along Edmonton roads

Thu October 30, 2014

City drainage crews testing new living wall that could provide much greener and prettier alternative to typical concrete sound barrier.

BC introduces innovative, flexible forest licence

Thu October 30, 2014

Supplemental forest licence allows companies to harvest wood only when traditional, business-to-business fibre supplies are reduced. 

Why wildland firefighters keep coming back

Wed October 29, 2014

It can feel like warfare; heading into a fire, in the middle of nowhere for days on end at the mercy of Mother Nature. Yet something about being on battle lines draws in wildland firefighters season after season.

Why auto makers are investing in biomaterials

Wed October 29, 2014

Appeal of bio-based parts for use in the next generation of vehicles is increasing, and there are three compelling factors at work.

Global push for bio-power makes B.C.’s wood waste a bigger business

Wed October 29, 2014

Wood-pellet production is still mostly residual business for B.C.’s forest sector, but recent developments are pushing it more into the mainstream.

Calgary set to allow wood buildings to reach six storeys

Wed October 29, 2014

City planners hope to bring on more mid-rise condo projects at lower prices by announcing rules to permit six-storey buildings with wood frames.

Earthquake-resistant wood tech used in Japan

Tue October 28, 2014

Earthquake and wind- resistant wood wall systems designed in B.C. are planned for use on a historic Japanese project.

Fraser Cedar Products mill workers facing layoffs after 2nd major fire

Tue October 28, 2014

Owner estimtates 60 to 65 employees will be laid off after fire destroys 50 per cent of main building

Norbord profit drops to $5M in third quarter amid low prices for OSB wood panels

Tue October 28, 2014

Lower prices for orient-strand board wood panels amid soft demand from the U.S. house-construction sector depressed third-quarter net sales and drove down profit

West Fraser Timber sees Q3 profit improve to $70M

Tue October 28, 2014

Lumber operations generated operating earnings of $101 million, up from $81 in the second quarter, largely as a result of reduced costs and manufacturing productivity improvements related to capital investments

U.S. Forestry Service warns the public to stop taking selfies with bears

Tue October 28, 2014

Warning comes after reports from staff at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center in California that guests are getting a little too close to wild animals to take pictures.

'Zombie-proof' log cabin unveiled just in time for Halloween

Tue October 28, 2014

The wooden cabin is made from 44-millimetre-thick timber, with cut logs along the side of the building making it almost impossible for zombies to climb

Catalyst to take temporary curtailment at Powell River

Tue October 28, 2014

The temporary curtailment of one of three paper machines will remove capacity of 6,500 tonnes of specialty paper grades from the market

Fall #1 2014 Vol. 18 #6

The Working Forest, Your #1 source for forestry and forest industry news - Fall #1 2014 Vol. 18 #6

NS forestry at crossroads

Human resources and private land participation affecting access to fibre

Tall wood buildings coming to ON

Code changes will boost wood products industry

Editorial Fall #1 2014

Fall: A reminder that winter and new opportunities await

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