This wooden mountain bike can shred 

This wooden mountain bike can shred 

The Renovo Fat-Ash is as fast as it is beautiful.

Sweetened bid for Tembec wins support from shareholders who opposed deal

Sweetened bid for Tembec wins support from shareholders who opposed deal

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. has raised its takeover offer for Tembec Inc. to win the support of two of the forestry company’s largest shareholders who had threatened to block the friendly deal.

NAFTA 2.0: How Canada, US can make a long-term lumber deal last 

NAFTA 2.0: How Canada, US can make a long-term lumber deal last 

If officials score a big deal ending the lumber dispute, they will greatly help their countries and underscore that NAFTA 2.0 will be even better than the original.

Paying people to conserve trees could cut carbon emissions

Paying people to conserve trees could cut carbon emissions

Paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emission and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change, scientists say.

Hexion launches new two-component adhesive for structural engineered wood lamination 

Hexion launches new two-component adhesive for structural engineered wood lamination 

Hexion, Inc. has introduced a new two-component adhesive system that reduces waste and cleanup costs, enhances durability and supports indoor air quality.

Second quarter 2017 economic commentary and timber market conditions

Second quarter 2017 economic commentary and timber market conditions

To say that the first six months of the Trump presidency has been ‘interesting’ is like saying that Frank Sinatra was a singer.

NAFTA fight could rock timber industry

NAFTA fight could rock timber industry

U.S. lumber producers like a Trump administration move to drop part of the North American Free Trade Agreement’s dispute resolution system they say handcuffs their ability to fight unfair Canadian timber sales.

Sierra homeowners are losing coverage because of surrounding brush, trees

Sierra homeowners are losing coverage because of surrounding brush, trees

If anyone understands how to protect a home from wildfire, it’s the firefighters who work in and around the Sierra.

May 2017 housing report now available

May 2017 housing report now available

The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service housing market commentaries for May 2017 are now available. 

New wood polymer composite to replace plastic in cars

New wood polymer composite to replace plastic in cars

The Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST) has come out with a new wood polymer composite (WPC) that could replace plastic used in car manufacturing.

UCSC arts research center awarded $250,000 grant from U.S. Forest Service

UCSC arts research center awarded $250,000 grant from U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a $250,000 grant to the Center for the Study of the Force Majeure, a research center based in the Arts Division at UC Santa Cruz.

The West is on fire. Blame the housing crisis

The West is on fire. Blame the housing crisis

California is on fire again. CalFire, one of the agencies charged with putting those fires out, is tracking upward of two dozen conflagrations up and down the state at the moment—Detwiller, Grade, Bridge, Wall, Alamo, Garza, on and on—ranging in size from a couple hundred acres to nearly 50,000.

Timber giant Sierra Pacific loses bid to overturn $100 million settlement in Moonlight fire case

Timber giant Sierra Pacific loses bid to overturn $100 million settlement in Moonlight fire case

A federal appeals court rejected efforts by Sierra Pacific Industries to back out of a $100 million settlement over the massive Moonlight fire that it claims was based on fraud and deception by government prosecutors in Sacramento.

The softwood lumber dispute: 455,000 Canadian woodlot owners urgently seek an exemption for their roundwood

The softwood lumber dispute: 455,000 Canadian woodlot owners urgently seek an exemption for their roundwood

Although a negotiated agreement could bring an end to the softwood lumber dispute in the coming months, the Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners (CFWO) would like to remind everyone that it is imperative that an exemption for roundwood from private forests be included in any future softwood lumber agreement between Canada and the United States.

Logging in West Virginia: finding a balance between preservation and profits

Logging in West Virginia: finding a balance between preservation and profits

Halfway between Mill Creek and Helvetia, West Virginia, four miles or so off the main road, Scotty Cook, the owner of a small-scale logging operation in Elkins, trudges along a muddy, deep gullied logging road.

Roseburg Forest Products to build engineered wood plant in South Carolina

Roseburg Forest Products to build engineered wood plant in South Carolina

Roseburg Forest Products will build a new engineered wood products plant in Chester, South Carolina, company representatives announced at a news conference with South Carolina and Chester County officials.

California to feds: Pay $18M fire debt or we'll watch it burn

California to feds: Pay $18M fire debt or we’ll watch it burn

The head of California’s emergency services on Monday penned a letter to the U.S. Forest Service that raised to prospects that the state may stop protecting national forests during fires. Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci said the agency has stiffed local governments $18 million for fighting wildfires on federal lands last year. “I cannot continue

Firm taps urban timber for value-added business

Firm taps urban timber for value-added business

A B.C.-based company is filling a niche in the Vancouver market for sustainable products.

Forestry still a key in Alabama economy

Forestry still a key in Alabama economy

The forest products industry remains one of the strongest industries in Alabama in terms of annual capital investment and employment, according to a report released recently by Gov. Kay Ivey and the state Department of Commerce.

Money found growing on trees!

Money found growing on trees

Belize’s economy has been in recession for more than a year.