Tree Frog Forestry News

Smoke from wildfires is like a ‘chemical soup,’ says Alberta researcher

The Tree Frog Forestry News
February 6, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

Inhaling smoke from a wildfire can be equal to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, says researcher Mike Flannigan. In related news: the size of wildfires across the US West has increased dramatically but still burn only a fraction of the area they did before Europeans arrived. Elsewhere, ENGO’s turn up the heat on BC’s old growth logging; opportunity abounds in the UK’s unmanaged forests; and Project Learning Tree’s latest forest education tools.

Companies making news include: Fortress’ bioproducts demonstration project; Prince Albert’s pending pulp mill reopening; South Enderby Boards’ mill fire; Tolko’s acquisition of Columbia Containers; Freres’ Lumber mass panel patent; GP’s groundbreaking in Albany; and Canfor’s Houston mill curtailment.

Finally, the number one green college in the US plans to use mass timber

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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