Category: Forest Products Industry related

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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Source: The Seattle Times By Washington Forest Protection Association Sustainable forestry practices are complex and require patience, foresight and close attention to the entire landscape. Called both a science and an art by those in the profession, silviculture is the practice of growing, managing and protecting healthy and sustainable forests. While growing trees may seem straightforward at […]

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Source: www.npr.org In Redding, Calif., where the Carr Fire burned more than 200,000 acres and destroyed more than a thousand homes, there’s a feeling of desperation. Something has to be done to clear the dense stands of trees and thick brush in the mountains around town, or the next fire will be even worse. “It’s […]

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Source: Phys.org A University of Montana researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the trees. UM Professor Diana Six made the discovery after studying mature whitebark and lodgepole trees that were the age and size that mountain pine beetle prefer, […]

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Source: Anthropocene by Brandon Keim Though sporadic pine beetle outbreaks are a natural part of western U.S. ecosystems, a combination of climate change and drought have made them epidemic. The outbreaks are unusually large and intense, raising fears that pine forests may collapse — yet it seems that some trees are genetically predisposed to withstand attack. They […]

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