Roseburg has resumed veneer operations at Weed, California after its September Mill Fire. In other Business news: Westrock is divesting its packaging and paperboard operations; Bingham, Maine is targeted for a new plywood mill; and Tolko wins Williams Lake, BC Chamber Award. Meanwhile: US inflation slows; the University of Washington opens a mass timber building; and Belgium features a 300-meter timber bridge.
In Forestry/Climate news: Canadian ENGOs and Industry are at odds at COP27; new research says the US wood pellet industry passes carbon neutrality test; Canopy promotes alternatives fibres to protect forests; and Brazil is back when it comes to saving the Amazon. Elsewhere, stories on: Canada’s caribou; Ontario tree planting drones; Nova Scotia forest management; Yosemite’s wildfire plan; and Swedish and Australian old-growth forests.
Finally, ‘fast furniture‘ is cheap, stylish and clogging American landfills.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor