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Dept. of Commerce must rethink its ruling on shakes and shingles

The Tree Frog Forestry News
November 14, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

The US Court of International Trade says the Dept. of Commerce must rethink its conclusion on Canadian cedar shakes and shingles, says determination must consider previous rulings. In related news: BC’s Asia mission seeks market diversification while steering clear of diplomatic concerns. Meanwhile: what’s up with Tolko’s laid-off Kelowna workers; Sappi’s pulp business hurt by US-China war; and JD Irving opens tissue plant in Macon, Georgia.

In other news: BC seeks to increase the use of wood slash; an Ontario firm chips trees for green energy; a Quesnel First Nation secures more woodland tenure; a biomass alternative to plastic receives US funding; and researchers say bamboo’s elegant structure offers energy and fire-safe benefits.

Finally, what’s the impact of the Alaska Roadless Rule proposal on logging, not much both sides say. 

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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