Tree Frog Forestry News

BC’s forestry slowdown means job cuts at CN Rail

The Tree Frog Forestry News
November 18, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

Lower freight volumes in BC’s forest sector result in job cuts at CN Rail. In related news: a Quebec hardwood flooring company lays off 165; the US-China trade war’s impact on Kentucky hardwood producers; Roseburg adds to its layoff total in Oregon; and BC’s market-diversification trade mission to China and Japan is a wrap.

In Forest History news: looking back at an 1800s New Brunswick lumberjack; and the generosity of messers McMillan, Bloedel and VanDusen as the Bloedel Conservatory turns 50. Meanwhile, stories on: the last American caribou; BC’s old growth review; Oregon’s wildfire reduction investments; Montana’s grizzly recovery plans; and California’s new carbon offset standard for the tropics.

Finally, tree farmer (and Rolling Stone) Chuck Leavell is awarded Superhero for the Earth.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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