July 2017 housing report now available

July 2017 housing report now available

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

US postpones decision on Canadian softwood lumber duties

US postpones decision on Canadian softwood lumber duties

The US Department of Commerce has announced that it will postpone the final decision regarding the anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber, which has given Canadian producers a temporary reprieve.

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 September 15, 2017

The cash market experienced another solid week.

Maine lumber headed for China

Maine lumber headed for China

This the first step on a long journey from a small town in Maine to a province in China.

Is the world headed for life without paper?

Is the world headed for life without paper?

Consumption of paper in the US and Western Europe has been on the decline since 2006.

Increasing demand for softwood lumber worldwide

Increasing demand for softwood lumber worldwide

International trade of softwood lumber is on pace to a new record high in 2017 if the trend from the first six months of 2017 continues in the second half of the year. Of the 10 largest lumber-exporting countries in the world, Russia, Finland, Austria and Ukraine increased shipments the most year-over-year during the first

Daines, Tester call out 'unfair' Canadian subsidized timber influx 

Daines, Tester call out ‘unfair’ Canadian subsidized timber influx 

Montana’s two U.S. senators tried to convince the International Trade Commission that an influx of cheap, Canadian government-subsidized lumber imports threatens Montana jobs and the state’s wood products industry.

New wood products may impact forest management, wildfires

New wood products may impact forest management, wildfires

Could a revival of Oregon’s timber industry reduce the fuel load in public forests and ease the blistering wildfires that choked much of the state in smoke the past few weeks?

Global timber and wood products market update: International softwood lumber markets in the 2Q 2017

Global timber and wood products market update: International softwood lumber markets in the 2Q 2017

Increased demand for softwood lumber worldwide has pushed lumber prices upward, particularly in the US and China during the first half of 2017, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.

Grant intended to grow wood products industry in 4 states 

Grant intended to grow wood products industry in 4 states 

The U.S. Department of Commerce says it is giving a Concord, New Hampshire, firm more than $500,000 to try to build the economy of the northern forest region of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York through investing in the wood products industry.

UNBC researchers receive funding worth $1.1 million

UNBC researchers receive funding worth $1.1 million

University of Northern British Columbia researchers received a combined $1.1 million over five years in new funding from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants program.

Nevergreen

Westerman Bill – Resilient Federal Forest Act of 2017

Our Federal Forests need some help.

Vancouver Island logger latest to depart an industry feeling squeeze from trying conditions

Vancouver Island logger latest to depart an industry feeling squeeze from trying conditions

W.D. Moore Logging has been a mainstay of the tiny hamlet of Winter Harbour at the northern tip of Vancouver Island for 90 years, but is getting out of the business this year citing razor-thin profits in a business where they feel the playing field is tilted against them.

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 September 8, 2017

Mills had another solid week of sales as limited offerings combined with fears of log shortages and more hurricanes pushed buyers into buying mode.

Maine’s pulp and paper industry by the numbers 

Maine’s pulp and paper industry by the numbers 

In the days when paper was king, the industry employed thousands of workers in Maine.

Logging opponents to bid against timber companies for project south of Bozeman

Logging opponents to bid against timber companies for project south of Bozeman

Montana officials want to cut down some trees on state land south of Bozeman, but a group of locals who oppose the project want to pay the state to leave it untouched.

How forest forensics could prevent the theft of ancient trees 

How forest forensics could prevent the theft of ancient trees 

Northern California’s redwoods tower majestically above the forest floor, protected and cherished by all.

747 SuperTanker fights fire in U.S. for first time

Global SuperTanker Service’s Boeing 747-400 marked its first use in the United States after it was activated to fight a California wildfire.

A millennial with a passion for logging

A millennial with a passion for logging

With the goal in mind to one day own his own logging company, 25-year-old Zackary Sheets operates a computer-automated processor, picking up a log, stripping it of its bark, cutting it to length and stacking it all while sitting inside the machine.

A total of 33 companies joining forces with VTT to develop new generation sustainable forest products

A total of 33 companies joining forces with VTT to develop new generation sustainable forest products

Together with a large industrial consortium, VTT Technical Research of Finland has launched a EUR 4.5 million project to speed up the development of fibre-based products as alternatives to oil-based materials like plastics.