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Interfor to curtail production at Oregon sawmill, lay off 130

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 22, 2020
Category: Today's Takeaway

Interfor is curtailing indefinitely its Gilchrist, Oregon sawmill—laying off 130. In other Business news: more on Canfor’s recent curtailments; Kenora’s sawmill bankruptcy is extended (again); BC Wood postpones the Global Buyers Mission; and US Customs says Chinese plywood was illegally shipped through Vietnam. Meanwhile: the brutal decline in US and Canadian housing starts; dealers report slow but steady sales; and multi-family builder confidence weakened significantly.

On World Biodiversity Day, the UN’s State of the World’s Forests reports on forest loss; a US Science Assoc. says tropical forests are resilient to warming climate; Stand.Earth says we’re clearcutting our carbon pools; and Southern forests are a resource worth protecting. Elsewhere, the BC Wildfire Service puts a stop to prescribed burning, implements measures to battle COVID-increased wildfire risk.

Finally, how many of our 7 new entrants to the #Tree FrogICU do you know?

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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