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British Columbia looks to implement construction of mass timber buildings across the province

British Columbia Premier John Horgan has announced that the province is taking steps to strengthen its forest and timber industry [...]

Austria is launching € 400 million forest aid packages

On June 16, Austria launched a package for tax relief for agriculture and for investments in climate-friendly forestry in [...]

Canceled and postponed forest industry events in North America; latest updates

As countries, provinces and states across the United States and Canada announced strict measures to contain the spread of coronavirus [...]

Södra appointed new President and CEO

The Board of Södra has appointed Lotta Lyrå (in the left photo) as new President and CEO. She will [...]

Concerns over the evolution of China’s log demand in the medium term

There are some concerns about the China log market in the medium term. China’s finance minister Liu Kun said [...]

Lumber prices see surprise win as Americans renovate homes

Lumber futures are heading for their second-straight monthly gain at a time when gloom from the coronavirus pandemic was [...]

Vancouver to allow 12-storey wood buildings

The City of Vancouver Council has approved by-law amendments allowing mass timber construction up to 12 storeys for residential [...]

US housing starts fell by the most on record due to coronavirus pandemic

US housing starts in April  plunged by the most on record going back to 1959 as sweeping lockdowns to contain [...]

Pandemic pushes US lumber prices higher

Rising demand stemming from a surge of do-it-yourself projects from consumers working at home coupled with restricted supply [...]