Tree Frog Forestry News

US Celebrates National Forest Products Week and Timber Innovation Day

The Tree Frog Forestry News
October 23, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

President Trump proclaimed this week as National Forest Products Week… and yesterday as Timber Innovation Day—to recognize and highlight new and innovative uses for wood. In related news: green advocates emphasize embodied carbon, such as this example of mass timber in the Toronto Conservation Authority’s new home.

In Business news: softwood lumber prices moderate down, while the US housing continues to prop-up the US economy. Meanwhile, CN Rail cuts its profit forecast; Georgia Pacific idles two South Carolina mills; and the BC gov’t’s Interior Renewal feedback process ends, as worker transition monies are set to flow, and log home builders celebrate good news for a change.

Finally, the Arctic tundra is becoming a source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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