Tree Frog Forestry News

More lumber curtailments in BC, this time it’s Tolko

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 24, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

Citing high logs costs and weak markets, Tolko announced downtime at its Williams Lake and Armstrong divisions. In related news: a BC Interior report predicts more lumber closures; a non-seasonally adjusted view on US housing starts; and the US-China trade war’s impact on hardwood producers.

In Climate news: managing for disturbance can stabilize forest carbon; the long-term potential of forest carbon credits; and the impact of invasive earthworms on carbon stored in the forest floor. In other news: BC clarifies logging regs on private land; the Northeast Territories delays its new Forest Act; high fire danger forecast in the US South; and breeders of rare frogs seek to undermine animal traffickers.

Finally, Smokey Bear gets a Smithsonian exhibit and ‘The Lumber Baron‘ hits the big screen.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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