Category: Forest Products Industry related

Source: Jasper Fitzhugh Using prescribed burns to slow the spread of the mountain pine beetle is an expensive method that likely won’t work, according to at least one scientist who’s studied the beetle for the past 20 years. Diana Six, a professor of forest entomology and pathology at the University of Montana, cast doubt on […]

Read More

Source: Wood Naturally Great short video from woodnaturally.com With few exceptions, homes are framed with softwood lumber. Wood is a cost-effective structural material that’s easy to build with and familiar to DIYers, builders and contractors. So it’s ideal to create the enclosure for an energy efficient home. Building with wood can also significantly lower a home’s […]

Read More

Source: American Forests By Austa Somvichian-Clausen In light of the recently dipping temperatures thanks to Winter Storm Jonas, have you ever thought about how certain trees are able to thrive in such extreme cold? While you’re cozying up on the couch this evening with a piping mug of hot chocolate, take a minute to read […]

Read More

Source: E&E News If the invention of steel forged the high-rise, the iconic building’s future may be pine. This fall, the future will be under construction in the United States. A 12-story high-rise built primarily of wood is set to go up in Portland, Ore., like giant Lincoln Logs extending more than 100 feet into […]

Read More

Source: Wood Naturally SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY Sustainable forest management helps meet society’s need for wood products, while respecting the values people attach to forests and preserving forest health and diversity for the future. Modern forest practices help keep the environment in balance, taking into account water and soil quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and biodiversity, as well […]

Read More

Source: Wood Naturally HEALTHY HOME When it comes to health and wellness, the design of your home may prove to be just as important as your diet, sleep habits or exercise routine. This is the premise behind biophilic design – the idea that incorporating natural elements into your home, such as wood, water, sunlight or plants, […]

Read More

Source: Wood Naturally  GREEN BUILDING As trees grow, they absorb harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, naturally purifying our air. Through photosynthesis, the carbon gets stored in wood fibers in a tree’s roots, trunk and branches, and oxygen is released—so that people and animals have healthy air to breathe. When trees are harvested, the carbon […]

Read More

Source: Wood Naturally WOOD IS A NATURAL INSULATOR Energy efficiency is critically important as we seek to better use the planet’s finite resources. As more homes move towards a net zero goal, meaning the amount of energy used is roughly equal to renewable energy created by the home, more attention is being paid to the […]

Read More

Source: Wood Naturally MORE AFFORDABLE, BETTER ROI When it comes to building and remodeling, it pays to consider the financial return you realize in the event you sell your house. Wood can contribute to a return on investment on your remodel and there are some standout examples of where real wood pays off. Wood deck […]

Read More

Source: Wood Naturally WOOD’S NATURAL BEAUTY Wood has a natural beauty and an elegance that cannot be duplicated. From crisp yet rich tonal properties to intricate whorls representing its time and place, wood can create inspiring indoor and outdoor sanctuaries, embolden traditional architecture or bring warmth to the most modern design. Every piece of wood […]

Read More

Increasing the Use of Wood March 22-24, 2016 Portland, OR A lineup of expert speakers from around the world will address how we can advance cross-laminated timber and the mass timber industry in North America, and how we can increase the use of wood in low- to mid-rise and tall buildings. Click here to register

Read More

Source: Premier Forest Products Benefits of Using Wood Why is building with wood better for the. environment? Of any commonly used building materials, one of the advantages of wood in construction is that it has the lowest energy consumption and the lowest C02 emission. Due to wood’s thermal insulation properties, timber frame housing uses less energy. […]

Read More

Source: Dovetail Partners Carbon in Wood Products Trees and the products made from them store carbon – and lots of it. Where does the carbon come from? How much carbon is stored, and how is the quantity of carbon determined? These and other questions are addressed in this fact sheet. Carbon Storage in Trees Trees […]

Read More

Find out what could undermine the plans to cut carbon emissions in the US. Source: Washington Post We tend to have a greatly oversimplified view of the planet’s carbon problem — and therefore, of what we have to do to solve it. The general notion is that it’s all about fossil fuels, and so if we stop […]

Read More

Source: Inside Sources There are few things Democrats and Republicans in Washington can agree upon. One is that the western wildfire problem has gotten out of control. From the overwhelming firefighting costs to the amount of acres at high fire risk due to challenges of drought, insects and fuels build-up, the issue has ballooned like […]

Read More

FACTORY DIRECT SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.