Category: Forest Products Industry related

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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Beetle Killed Pine is the term used for Pine trees killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle. This tiny little beetle has killed over 100 million acres of trees across the U.S. and Canada. The beetle bore into the tree, lay their eggs, and cut off the flow of nutrients & water, killing the tree from […]

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Rustic wood accent walls have been the hot trend for sometime now, next up are statement ceilings. Unique real wood ceilings are the hot new trend in 2019 according to Pinterest. Statement ceilings are a design trend we’re seeing a lot of in 2019. Texture and color is everything this year. Going back to a […]

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Source: Medium by Russ Vaagen Do you know the difference between interests and positions? Have you ever thought about why that might be helpful in your life or business? Knowing the difference between the two and how to apply it can be transformative. You see, they seem similar, but they are very different. Being able […]

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Sustainable Lumber Co. is the leading supplier for Beetle Killed (Blue Stain) Pine flooring and T&G wall paneling. Salvaged exclusively from dead standing Ponderosa Pine trees that have been killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic. These trees have been forgotten and left in the forest to rot on the stump because they are riddled […]

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What is Beetle Killed Pine? 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 the mountain pine beetle which bores into the wood, lays their eggs, and ultimately suffocates the tree by cutting off it’s water and […]

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Source: Missoulian Old oak fence posts from a horse pasture in the southern United States, beetle-killed pine trees from near Missoula and unused wood shipping pallets from Kalispell will soon be on their way to a Mennonite community in western Montana for a new lease on life. There, they’ll be milled down into flooring, wall […]

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Source: American Thinkerj By Gary Schiff As is the case with all natural disasters, there is a tendency to point fingers.  Almost always, the finger-pointing misses the point.  We are seeing this play out with the horrific wildfires in California.  Politicians are using them as an opportunity to raise their issues.  The left is raising the “climate change” flag during […]

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Source: The Forest Blog by Russ Vaagen It’s time to change the narrative surround forests and fire.  We can change the outcomes of these fires now, and in the future.  The firestorm in California has ignited a debate.  Unfortunately, the ones getting the attention aren’t always the right voices.  This isn’t about clearcutting our forests so […]

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Hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! We will be closed on Thanksgiving and the following Friday.

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Source: Treesource Climate change is here. In southern forests, it takes the form of novel disturbances – different frequency and severity of drought, fire, wind storms, insect outbreaks, even ice storms – or a combination of these stressors. “How will managers respond to the threats posed by changing climate conditions?” asks USDA Forest Service scientist James […]

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Source: TIME.com We all know how good being in nature can make us feel. We have known it for centuries. The sounds of the forest, the scent of the trees, the sunlight playing through the leaves, the fresh, clean air — these things give us a sense of comfort. They ease our stress and worry, […]

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Source: The Montana Business Quarterly byDorian Smith, Steven Hayes and Kate Marcille For decades, Montana’s largest manufacturing sector was wood products, as measured by the number of employees. Today, that position belongs to fabricated metals, with wood products falling to second and food products close behind. It’s a sign of dramatic change for a state known for its […]

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