Tree Frog Forestry News

The debate continues

Tree Frog Forestry News
September 12, 2017
Category: Today's Takeaway

The debate continues over logging’s role in forest health with headlines such as logging is necessary (Bangor), the balance between fire, our forests (Albany), government a poor manager of forests (Klamath Falls), and are Canada’s forests turning into deserts (Kelowna). Also – a feature story in Wired Magazine: The science of fighting wildfires gets a satellite boost.

In business news, Fox News says lumber prices are expected to rise due to hurricanes while Alberta’s Brock Mulligan (AFPA) says it’s too soon to tell how the industry will be affected. Researchers at the University of Northern BC and New Hampshire’s Northern Forest Center received grants to advance solutions in wood-concrete composite products and provide technical assistance to wood products, respectively.

Although forest fires are in decline, residents of southern Alberta are fleeing their homes as the Kenow wildfire explodes in Waterton Lakes National Park and lightning in Oregon sparked 20 new forest in the Willamette National Forest.

Finally, meet Robert Wright, landscape architect and the new dean of Forestry at the University of Toronto. 

— Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor