Category: Forest Products Industry related

The Price of Lumber Why is lumber (and everything else) so expensive? Explained here by George Gammon Think about this. The real economy is at the mercy of the financial economy. It was never meant to be this way. If the financial economy fails, then so does the real economy. This doom loop catastrophe is […]

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Live Sawn White Oak Flooring Live Sawn White Oak, also referred to as French Cut White Oak, is a European approach to cutting lumber. Live sawn cut floors apply a century-old technique that has long been the standard style of cutting logs in Europe. This is the most unique way to cut a log into […]

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The Rise of the Carbon-Negative Building Buildings are currently the source of about one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Until recently, most of those emissions have come from the energy needed for heating, lighting, and so on. But that pattern is starting to change. As buildings become more energy efficient and the energy system decarbonizes, […]

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By Peter Fairley Last September, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee stepped to a lectern in a sprawling 270,000-square-foot factory outside Spokane and declared it the “best day so far” in his six years in office. Earlier that day, he had marched downtown as part of the youth-driven climate strike that united 4 million people worldwide. Now […]

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Building development is responsible for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. A new study from Aalto University has revealed that wooden buildings in cities could store half of the cement industry’s current carbon emissions. In Europe alone, nearly 47,000 acres of housing space is built every year, and this rate is growing by about one percent each year. In […]

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The numbers: Sales of new single-family homes in August exceeded an annual rate of 1 million for the first time since 2006, as buyers were forced into the market for newly-constructed properties thanks to the dearth of home listings. New home sales occurred at a seasonally-adjusted, annual rate of 1.011 million, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. That represents […]

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Due to the current wildfire situation out West, we are currently running into a shortage of Beetle Killed Pine logs. These trees have been standing dead in our forests for over 10 years and continue to deteriorate every year. The impact of these catastrophic wildfires has impacted our ability to keep our log deck full. […]

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Sustainable, eco-friendly, unique, and naturally beautiful wall paneling. Killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic, these standing dead trees continue to rot on the stump in the forest. The millions of acres of dead pine trees riddled throughout the Western United States and Canada is better know as Beetle Kill Pine. The killer of these trees is […]

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What makes Montana Fir flooring so special? Maybe, just maybe it’s the wild landscape, organic soil, clean air, and pristine Mountain water. Due to Montana’s long and harsh Winters, the growing season is significantly less than coastal regions. A shorter growing season produces tighter grain and more growth rings per inch, resulting in a more […]

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July Special – Unfinished Circular Sawn Montana Fir Flooring. Only $4.50 per square foot + free shipping! 500 square foot minimum purchase in order to receive free shipping. Nation wide delivery. Full Specs: SURFACES – Floors, walls & ceilings SPECIES – Salvaged and sustainably certified Douglas Fir GRADE QUALITY – 99% usable STABILITY – Fine […]

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Happy Earth Day from Sustainable Lumber Co. Our entire lines of wood flooring & walls are handcrafted from recycled, reclaimed, salvaged, and sustainably certified wood. Made in the USA and factory direct sales and shipping across the U.S. Our promise to you is to never compromise quality, business ethics, reputation, or service. At Sustainable Lumber […]

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If you have the opportunity to explore the forest in this time of social distancing, make sure you have a camera and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Hope everyone has a safe, fun, and blessed Easter weekend!

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Source: Missoulian The Seeley Lake Ranger District plans to move forward with a second salvage sale for trees on lands burned during the 2017 Liberty fire. Initial salvage harvests took place on 186 acres shortly after the fire was contained. The new project, called Liberty II Fire Salvage, targets insect-infested trees, but also will remove dead, dying […]

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Source: https://daily.jstor.org/does-forest-thinning-work/ Does forest thinning, a land management strategy, offer an effective solution to the problem of forest fires? As the climate warms and catastrophic wildfires become more common, land managers are seeking ways to reduce the risk of forest fires while maintaining forest health. A new pilot plan in Arizona hopes to accomplish this […]

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Study looks at elk behavior By Jessianne Castle EBS ENVIRONMENTAL & OUTDOORS EDITOR BOZEMAN – Hike through the mountains in Montana and you’re increasingly likely these days to see the red hues of dying forests. In some places, the pine trees have long since shed their dry needles, their arthritic limbs merely ghosts of the mountains. […]

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