Tree Frog Forestry News

Mill closures, housing demand keep softwood prices firm

The Tree Frog Forestry News
January 15, 2020
Category: Today's Takeaway

Madison’s Lumber Reporter says sawmill closures and US demand for housing are keeping softwood prices firm during this normally slow time of year. Forest-based communities making news include: Kamloops lowering Domtar’s tax rate; Campbell River calling for action on BC’s forestry strike; and Cumberland County and local sawmiller speaking out on Nova Scotia’s forestry crisis.

In Forest-tech news: NRCan’s remote sensing supersite; how LiDAR and Digital Twinning bring forest inventories to life; and an International LiDAR mapping forum. Meanwhile: France’s top architects say Notre-Dame’s roof should be rebuilt in wood; climate change’s impact on nature; North America’s vanishing birds; and a threatened bear den in BC’s Slocan Valley.

Finally, the always successful and newsworthy Truck Loggers Association convention—Vision 2020—kicks off today. Stay tuned for updates. 

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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