According to research conducted by a University of Massachusetts Amherst timber engineer, two tree species native to the Northeast, the eastern hemlock and eastern white pine, have been found to be structurally sound for use in cross-laminated timber (CLT). The findings, published in the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, suggest that these trees could support local markets for CLT. The manufacturing of CLT, a type of mass timber used for wall, floor and roof construction, could create jobs, improve rural and forestry economies and support better forestry management, which is a strategy to address climate change.
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