The U.S. Forest service, in an environmental analysis published earlier this week, is recommending the lifting of a 25-year-old ban on logging large diameter trees across six national forests located in Central and Eastern Oregon.
The German log market has been extremely unpredictable during the first half of 2020. The year started with high demand from the export market and the supply of fresh green logs in tight supply.
The Western Forestry Contractor Association (WFCA) is reporting that summer seedling planting season in British Columbia is in the process of winding down. There are just 20 million fall seedlings out of the 300 million trees planned for this year remaining to be planted.
On Tuesday, July 28th, 2020, Weyerhaeuser Company announced the launching of a new sustainability strategy that draws out the companies aspiring commitments and goals for the next decade and beyond. The strategy is building on a solid foundation in environmental stewardship, social responsibility and strong governance.
In spite of a side deal to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), intended to ensure stable supply, log exports from Canada to Japan have dropped significantly in recent months.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson knows the value of Arkansas’s timber industry. Nearly 57% of Arkansas is forested and Arkansas is the ninth largest timber producer in the United States.
Holmen AB, one of Sweden’s largest forestry companies, has announced that they have signed an agreement to acquire, for cash, Martinsons, one of Sweden’s leading sawn and processed wood products companies.
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and an exceptionally wet spring and early summer, British Columbia tree planters are on track to plant more that 300 million seedlings this year.
15,408 acres of Maine woodlands, from the Chadbourne Tree Farms LLC in Oxford County, has been purchased by the Conservation Fund. The tract which is primarily white pine, was assembled by the Chadbourne family over the past 150 years and includes the site of what is believed to be the first sawmill in America at South Berwick.
Mosaic Forest Management has announced its intention to resume operations, ‘with the priority being on a safe return and with due consideration to provincial health guidelines related to the COVID-19’ pandemic.