Lumber companies file lawsuit over monument expansion

Lumber companies file lawsuit over monument expansion

Two lumber companies filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of President Barack Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument during his last days in office.

Logging work on uptick in Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

Logging work on uptick in Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

Tom Ide, who hauls logs for a living, waited for his truck to be loaded with 50 saw logs weighing 80,000 pounds.

Are we entering an age of lumber price hikes? 

Are we entering an age of lumber price hikes? 

A variety of factors make it likely that we’re entering a multi-year era in which the cost of wood will keep rising for quite a while, experts predict.

Wood chips from Korea to be auctioned off 

Wood chips from Korea to be auctioned off 

The 2,500 metric tons of wood chips, which came in with the shredded plastic wastes from South Korea, will be auctioned off by the Bureau of Customs.

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending June 19, 2015

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending Feb. 17, 2017

The market paused this week, as buyers backed off, mills seemed content to sit on good order files, and secondaries with inventory worked to sell undercutting mill offerings by substantial amounts.

Can money grow on trees? A commercial case for regreening the planet

Can money grow on trees? A commercial case for regreening the planet

Traditionally conservationists have advocated for protecting trees, not cutting them down—especially given the role that deforestation plays in driving climate change.

December 2016 housing report now available

December 2016 housing report now available

The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service housing market commentaries for December 2016 are now available. These files contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The state of the Northeast regional pulp market

The state of the Northeast regional pulp market

A couple years ago, pulp mills across the Northeast were scrambling for wood, concerned about logging capacity, and stretching their traditional procurement areas.

Engineered wood market to reach $41.3 billion globally by 2022

Engineered wood market to reach $41.3 billion globally by 2022

The global engineered wood market is estimated to reach $41.273 billion by 2022, growing at a rate of 24.8 percent from 2016 – 2022.

Company develops shipping pallet that can be transformed into sports equipment for refugees

Company develops shipping pallet that can be transformed into sports equipment for refugees

PlayPallets International, Inc. is a socially-conscious startup that is producing a new pallet design that can be rebuilt into basketball hoops, soccer goals, and more after delivering supply payload to regions in need.

Wildfire, flood risks spur forest thinning near Flagstaff

Wildfire, flood risks spur forest thinning near Flagstaff

A project to thin the forests of overgrown trees and brush around Flagstaff will expand this year to reduce the risk of wildfires and flooding.

Online timber brokerage finds ways to make its mark

Online timber brokerage finds ways to make its mark

Mahone Bay-based startup WoodsCamp Technologies is leveraging open data to reinvent — and reveal fresh insight into — Nova Scotia’s forestry industry.

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending June 19, 2015

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending Feb. 10, 2017

Buyers still short scrambled to cover needs, while mills aggressively raised prices to dizzying heights.

Latvia’s vibrant forest industry part II: imports and exports

Latvia’s vibrant forest industry part II: imports and exports

As a country with vast acres of timberland and a vibrant forest products industry, Latvia exported over $2 billion worth of forest industry products in 2015.

Latvia’s vibrant forest industry part I: timber supply and investment

Latvia’s vibrant forest industry part I: timber supply and investment

As a country with vast acres of dense timberland and a vibrant forest industry, Latvia’s forest products industry is positioned for growth.

US consumers at risk of funding Hezbollah 

US consumers at risk of funding Hezbollah 

US consumers who are furnishing their homes with luxury-grade timber may be lining the pockets of a family that’s accused of financing Hezbollah.

Northern California town taking on timber giant for the right to local water

Northern California town taking on timber giant for the right to local water

Residents are engaged in a legal battle with company that has told them to find water elsewhere.

Which kind of cutting board is the best - plastic or wood?

Which kind of cutting board is the best – plastic or wood?

Many people believe that plastic is the most sanitary cutting board material, especially since, unlike wood or bamboo, it’s safe to run through a dishwasher.

Make way for 9 axle logging trucks

Make way for 9 axle logging trucks

In the wake of the mountain pine beetle epidemic, forest companies are travelling farther than before to harvest merchantable timber.

Logging trailers built in Vanderhoof a boon to industry

Logging trailers built in Vanderhoof a boon to industry

FreFlyt Industries is doing its part to help find efficiencies in the forest sector.