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Global wood demand slows in 2018: World Bank

The Tree Frog Forestry News
January 22, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

Global wood demand slowed in 2018 according to the World Bank in Madson’s Lumber Reporter – the culprits include Chinese tariffs and US housing trends. In other Business news: there is unease in Nova Scotia about a future without Northern Pulp; a no-deal Brexit means changes for UK timber traders; and wood is making a comeback in Ontario

In Forestry/Climate news: Vivian Krause speaks to the US money train behind some Canadian ENGOs; George Wuerthner says the US Forest Service is ignoring fire science to justify thinning; a US study says biotechnology is not a quick fix for forest health; and an Australian report says forest soils need more time to recover from disturbances than previously thought.

Finally, food and building materials merge with wood-composite chicken nuggets.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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