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US Dept. of Commerce rules tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber could be greatly reduced

   Canadian softwood producers are getting a surprise break from the United States.   US Department of Commerce [...]

Conifex completes sale of all U.S. sawmills to Resolute Forest Products

Conifex has officially closed its previously announced transaction with Resolute Forest Products for the sale of its U.S. sawmill [...]

Global wood consumption in 2019, the lowest of the decade

   The growth in global wood consumption has increased by only 0.3% in 2019, the lowest rate in [...]

Arauco to close particleboard line in North Carolina

   Arauco announced it will close its particleboard line in Moncure, North Carolina, effective April 2020.     [...]

Trump pledges to help plant 1 trillion trees

President Trump announced the United States will join a 1 trillion trees initiative launched at the World Economic Forum in [...]

Study: Buildings can become carbon sink if wood replaces cement, steel

Replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood could avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production and [...]

U.S. lumber company allegedly found importing high-risk Peruvian timber

     An investigation by Timberleaks has found that New Orleans, Louisiana-based Robinson Lumber Company has a [...]

Vietnam becomes Japan’s main pellet supplier

The earthquake, tsunami and resulting damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant, triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake on [...]

BC’s forest products sector, amid mill shuts, job losses, in worse crisis than during 2008 global meltdown

The crisis facing British Columbia's forest industry is intensifying as markets decline, mills shut and a strike involving 3 [...]