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Why is Wood the Number 1 Ally for Eco-friendly and Human-friendly Building Constructions

Wood, a Human-friendly Material, with Multiple Uses

Organising Committee of Dubai Wood Show wraps up roadshow tour in Saudi Arabia

Wood pellets market going to reach USD millions By the end of 2023

Producer prices in Latvian industry dropped

Most of Canada`s major lumber producers posted lower profits or losses in 2019

Registration is now open for Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvre (SIBO)

Pinnacle Renewable Energy has announced plans to construct a new industrial wood pellet facility in the US

Canada: The B.C. government is backing off from some of its coastal forest industry reforms

Advanced report on "Wood Pellet Market"

The 2020 outlook for the global paper and forest products industry remains negative

If not wood, what?

The Sawn and Profiled Wood Products report

Ontario: logging can be doubled without harming biodiversity, wildlife habitat or species at risk

The Global Industrial Round Wood industry market professional research 2018 - 2026

Engineered Wood Products Industry report

The Latest Insights and Outlook for Timberlands, Forest Products Markets and Wood Fiber Supply Issues in 2020

Operation against illegal timber logs smugglers` from Kokrajhar and Chirang district

Plywood, new product of Kronobuild brand for construction, by Kronospan

Industrial overview of Glued Laminated Timber Glulam Market 2019-2025

Timber Harvesting Equipment Market 2019

Global Timber Connectors Market: Overview

More sustainable buildings with an emphasis on reducing their environmental impact

The construction industry faces a paradox - it must build more houses while emitting less carbon

Birch Wood Market

Miranda Kerr`s Debut Furniture Line Incorporates Sacred Geometry

ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan to co-locate in May 2020

Survey shows growth in timber as a construction material

The furniture industry gets together in Bulgaria from 26 to 30 March, 2019

$2.4tn worth Expo 2020 Dubai construction projects to drive demand for wood industry

Cairo WoodShow: 110 exhibitors from 24 participating countries

Global Birch Wood Products Market

EGGER has broken ground at its $700 million Davidson County facility

Sawlog prices fell on all continents except North America in the 2Q of 2018

Canada will continue to be a major supplier of softwood lumber to the US in the next decade

Vancouver Invitation on Forest Products for a Better Future

The British government wants to minimise the costs to the timber industry of Brexit

The Wood Stove Design Challenge

Italian prime minister have met Italian manufacturers of wood machinery at Lesdrevmash trade fair in Russia

3D printable wood filament from furniture wood-waste

If not wood, what?

If not wood, what?
It seems to me two forestry news themes dominated headlines over the past year. One is the increasingly worrisome state of the B.C. forest industry and the cascade of company and community impacts from mill closures. By our last count, six sawmills and two OSB mills have shuttered in B.C. since the spring, and experts predict more to come.

Many stakeholders weighed in over the past few months about how successive provincial policies have failed the industry, and what needs to happen to stem the bleed of jobs. The BC Truck Loggers Association (TLA) has been in the thick of the conversation, advocating on behalf of its members, many of whom are already experiencing financial burdens from the downturn. TLA executive director David Elstone offers another critique in CFI`s November/December issue`s Final Cut column, calling on Ottawa to stand up for B.C. forestry.

The other recurring industry headline is a much more positive one: mass timber. Around the world, researchers, architects, builders and the media are seemingly waking up to the idea that wood is not only a safe and cost-effective material with which to build, but also provides a mitigation measure to climate change. The idea of building more, taller wood structures has graced the pages of architecture magazines, the BBC, and even The New York Times.

December 18, 2019