From forest to kitchen: the surprising number of certificates for wood

From forest to kitchen: the surprising number of certificates for wood

The origin of the product, traceability and environmental values are important for consumers when it comes to food.

Walmart’s plan to lift a gigaton of carbon from its supply chain

Walmart’s plan to lift a gigaton of carbon from its supply chain

Walmart is doubling down on its climate commitment.

Global timber and wood products market update: European sawlog prices 4Q 2016

Global timber and wood products market update: European sawlog prices 4Q 2016

European sawlog prices continued their downward trend in late 2016, resulting in a decline of the European Sawlog Price Index by 6.6% over the course of two years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.

Quantifying what's left in the woods

Quantifying what’s left in the woods

A study of commercial timber harvesting activities in Oregon and Washington was conducted from 2011 through 2015 to characterize current tree utilization, logging operations, and assist with estimating the amount of woody biomass left onsite after harvesting.

New Wyoming and Montana timber harvest and industry reports available

New Wyoming and Montana timber harvest and industry reports available

With over 30 years of experience tracking the operations of the forest products industry in the west at the state and county level, the BBER has become a leader in providing data on the sector not available anywhere else.

Oklahoma forest industry contributes to state economy

Oklahoma forest industry contributes to state economy

Oklahoma’s forest and forest products industry had a total impact of $4.5 billion on the state’s economy, including supporting more than 18,000 jobs with wages and salaries in excess of $738 million according to a new report.

U.S. delays ruling on Canada lumber duties as dispute simmers

U.S. delays ruling on Canada lumber duties as dispute simmers

The U.S. has delayed part of its decision in a long simmering spat over softwood lumber with Canada.

Idaho timber sale plan for state lands in 2018 draws praise from logging firms

Idaho timber sale plan for state lands in 2018 draws praise from logging firms

Idaho’s top elected officials approved a logging plan for state lands next year aimed at selling 252 million board-feet of timber, in line with the levels of the past five years and potentially bringing in $65 million to $85 million for the state’s endowment, which largely benefits public schools.

U.S. finds hardwood plywood from China subsidized, slaps on duties

U.S. finds hardwood plywood from China subsidized, slaps on duties

The U.S. Department of Commerce said it had made a preliminary finding of subsidies in imports of hardwood plywood products from China and will impose countervailing duties ranging from 9.89 percent to 111.09 percent.

Port Hawkesbury Paper gets good news in NAFTA tariff battle

Port Hawkesbury Paper gets good news in NAFTA tariff battle

Port Hawkesbury Paper has won a round in its ongoing battle against a 20 per cent tariff imposed on the glossy paper it exports to the United States.

February 2017 housing report now available

February 2017 housing report now available

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

Chilton Skis_handmade skis from repurposed trees

Chilton Skis: handmade skis from repurposed trees

Chilton mindfully handcrafts both locally salvaged wood and space-grade composites into rad, sustainable, hard-charging skis.

Old Wood, new business

Old Wood, new business

Family-owned business, and NWFA member, Old Wood, LLC has seen promising growth since venturing into a new business opportunity utilizing wood salvaged from fires, floods, and other reclamation efforts.

April market report: wood products strengthen with Spring activity

April market report: wood products strengthen with Spring activity

Spring is in the air!

Lawsuit filed over Montana timber project

Lawsuit filed over Montana timber project

Conservation groups have filed a lawsuit challenging U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans for logging and burning in the Helena National Forest.

4FRI forest thinning contractor still struggling

4FRI forest thinning contractor still struggling

Pressure continues to build on the U.S. Forest Service to get the most ambitious forest thinning project in history moving again.

Are pallets the most promising greenfield market for the Internet of Things?

Are pallets the most promising greenfield market for the Internet of Things?

IoT includes everything from cell phones, refrigerators, coffee makers, wearable devices, or just about any device you can imagine.

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 April 14, 2017

Upward price pressure remained unabated.

Mercer International Inc. announces acquisition of sawmill and bio-mass power plant 

Mercer International Inc., announced that it has completed, through its wholly owned subsidiary Mercer Timber Products GmbH, its previously announced agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of one of Germany’s largest sawmills and a bio-mass power plant, near Friesau, Germany, for approximately $55.1 million plus defined working capital of approximately $6.5 million.

Allyn Ford talks forestry at chamber meeting

Allyn Ford talks forestry at chamber meeting

Though the timber industry has faced recent challenges, Allyn Ford of Roseburg Forest Products has a positive outlook for the future of forestry.