US lumber review adjusts tariffs as trade fight persists

By The Tree Frog Forestry News

The US intends to raise lumber tariffs on several of Canada’s largest producers while lowering duties for others. In other Business news: BC to allocate 10% of BC Timber Sales to value-added wood manufacturers; Kitwanga sawmill is thriving under First Nations’ land-use plan International Paper sells Russian joint venture; 84 Lumber announces expansion plans; UK pension funds look to invest in trees; and demand for fibre-based packaging is on the rise.

In other news: BC compensates Blueberry River First Nation for timber loss; PEI’s Auditor General raps province’s forest management; Oregon’s wildfire risk map is put on hold; and a new study identifies Oregon’s priority conservation forests. In Safety news: WorkSafeBC seeks input from young workers; Oregon fines Halsey pulp over air emissions; and Arizona fines Hixson Lumber over preventable worker death.

Finally, the EU banned Russian wood pellets; South Korea took them all.