Category: Forest Products Industry related

Source: Windermere by Matthew Gardner The following analysis of select counties of the Montana real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to […]

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Source: Montana Free Press While the median home price in the city nears $500,000, officials believe a record number of housing permits last year is reason for hope. Missoula’s shortage of homes on the market, growing population, skyrocketing rents, and record sale prices have residents questioning what the area’s housing market will look like in […]

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What’s the difference between unfinished and prefinished wall paneling? This short video shows how our 2 coat factory finish “pops” the natural color in our Beetle Kill pine T&G knotty pine paneling. For a small additional upcharge, you can purchase our factory finished Beetle Killed Pine wall paneling with our 2 coat, satin, clear varnish. […]

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By: Karen Knapp Recently, I was having a conversation with my children, 14 and 18 years of age. I had to stop them many times to clarify what they were saying. I came to the realization that I am WAY out of touch with modern day talk! So I did what any parent would do, I googled […]

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Every material thing we use begins with extraction of natural resources and ends with disposal. The only truly renewable and sustainable raw material is wood and that begins with logging. The extraction, processing, manufacturing, and eventual disposal of raw materials and goods entails a complex web of economic activity and energy consumption. The full “life cycle” of […]

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Beetle-killed Trees can be More than Just Dead Wood By Clare Tattersall About 20 years ago, a rice-size insect began to wreak havoc on British Columbia’s interior landscape. In one year alone, 140 cubic metres of mature lodgepole pine was wiped out. What was left behind was a barren forest filled with blue-grey stained, needleless […]

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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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