Tree Frog Forestry News

Voters face choices in both US and BC elections

The Tree Frog Forestry News
October 20, 2020
Category: Today's Takeaway

Voters in the United States and British Columbia face different choices when it comes to their parties’ stand on climate change and the environment. In Business news: US forest industry manufacturing is up again in September, as are US single-family starts, but multi-family starts are down. Elsewhere: Ritchie Bros. attracts record crowd for forestry equipment auction in BC; and plastic substitutes are projected to gain share in US exterior applications.

In other news: US wildfires continue to cause havoc in Colorado and New Mexico, as Western Canadian air tanker fleet gets a reprieve; more forest management is required to save California’s forests and the Columbia River Gorge gets a new management plan.

Finally, tree cover in Vancouver’s Stanley Park has recovered from the 2006 windstorm. 

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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