Tree Frog Forestry News

US – China trade dispute creates palpable frustration

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 9, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

US business is frustrated with Trump’s aggressive stance on China, fears trade negations may collapse. In related news: US hardwood producers remain optimistic despite negative turn; the International Trade Commission says US cabinetmakers are harmed by Chinese imports; and China’s construction sector continues to grow as economy slows, softwood inventories rise.

In other news: BC Liberals and NDP spar over forest policy; federal carbon tax panned in Ontario; inside California’s Megafire on PBS; US Forest Chief on the ‘crisis in the woods‘; AF&PA’s Donna Harman on charging for paper bags; the Narwhal on saving spotted owls; and the emergence of markets for Brazil’s eucalyptus.

Finally, genetically engineered trees could save our forests, but it won’t be easy.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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