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How Felling Trees Can Help Fortify a New England Forest

September 22, 2016

Walk a few hundred yards into the woods in Durham, Connecticut, and you’ll see something that looks like it’s out of “Mad Max” — large trucks, with big wheels, and giant robotic arms, grabbing trees and slicing them down. But this controlled chaos is a calculated timber harvest, with the

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Terrace, B.C. sawmill to upgrade

September 22, 2016

SKEENA SAWMILLS is on the verge of announcing substantial improvements to its milling facility and associated works along Hwy16 west of Terrace. Now the only substantial mill in the region, Skeena Sawmills is owned by Roc Holdings Ltd. based in the Lower Mainland. The company is part of a substantial

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Project aims to make better use of residual forest products

September 22, 2016

The Miwa district of Hitachi-Omiya, Ibaraki Prefecture, located in the northwest part of the city, close to the border with Tochigi Prefecture, is more than 80 percent forest. To a greater degree than most of Hitachi-Omiya’s other districts, it is struggling with a shrinking population and the graying of those

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Natural resource showcased at Explore Forestry Day in Corner Brook

September 22, 2016

Hundreds of young students from the Humber Valley area got to learn all about the value of the forests around them during Explore Forestry Day Wednesday. The Grade 5 and 6 students spent the morning at Margret Bowater Park in Corner Brook, where a number of displays revolving around forest

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What is one tree worth? City attaches a few price tags

September 22, 2016

There’s a sugar maple in Gage Park that is worth more than $21,000. As lumber? No, as an annual estimate of what it adds to the city’s life, a collection environmental and aesthetic benefits that include energy conservation, air quality improvement, CO2 reduction, stormwater control, and property value increase. In recognition of National Tree

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100s of hectares, several saved species, and 25 years later, Macphail Woods celebrates

September 21, 2016

The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project is marking 25 years of working to restore P.E.I. forests with a celebration this Saturday. “It started really out of frustration with seeing what was being done to our forests on Prince Edward Island. It was difficult to keep going to meetings and debate

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Keeping the true north strong and green

September 21, 2016

National Forest Week is a time to reflect on the importance of forests to Canadians, not just as an economic generator but for all the recreational, environmental, wildlife and other values that help define who we are as a nation. Here in B.C., our approach to forestry has come a

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