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Source: Building Construction Design Locking up carbon and unlocking the full potential of timber We may commonly hear the term ‘carbon sequestration’ but what does it actually mean? The dictionary definition of sequestration is ‘isolated and hidden away’. To put it simply, it is the process of capture and long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide […]

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Source: Scientific American Tall timber high-rises could produce fewer emissions and sequester carbon dioxide What – Brock Commons Tallwood House Height – 18 stories, 53 meters Avoided Greenhouse Gas Emissions – 679 metric tons of CO2 Carbon Stored in the Wood – 1753 metric tons of CO2 Total Potential Carbon Benefit – 2432 metric tons of CO2 A wood skyscraper […]

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Source: Popular Science Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, compliments of the Luftwaffe,” Waugh says—and then spent […]

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Source: Structurlam A building material with a long-standing history in construction, mass timber is recognized as being a durable and sustainable building option. Most commonly known as cross-laminated timber, or CLT, structures using mass timber have made their mark on projects around the globe, from London to Vancouver. Its popularity comes from the material being […]

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Source: Building Design and Construction Myths About Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) A CLT expert clears up several common misconceptions and myths surrounding the use of wood as a building material. Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) was initially developed in Europe as an alternative to stone, masonry and concrete construction. It is essentially mass timber plates made from […]

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The building industry is constantly growing, evolving, and changing. As technology and science continue to advance, new products are created every day. The Forest Products industry is no different. One of the newest advances within the Forest Products Industry is the development of CLT. In the next few months, we will be posting articles and […]

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Source: Healthy Forest Healthy Communities This past summer, wildfires scorched nearly eight million acres across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Most of the fires, which cost taxpayers $2 billion to fight, were on national forest land. Increased fuel loads over the last century—resulting from trees that are diseased, insect-infested, and dead—are a major cause of […]

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Source: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation INFLUENCE OF BEETLE KILL ON ELK AND HUNTER RESOURCES SELECTION​ AND INTERACTIONS The epidemic of mountain beetle kill within the forests of the West is well documented with more than 1.5 million acres of forest affected in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming alone. Such changes have a dramatic impact on […]

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Source: www.oldworldgardenfarms.com Shiplap vs. Drywall Cost – Although an individual sheet of drywall is fairly inexpensive, the finishing process can be both time-consuming and expensive. Installing drywall can be a long, tedious, and messy process if you attempt to tackle it yourself. And if you hire that task out – the budget for drywall can soar […]

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Source: Healthy Forest Healthy Communities The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Resilient Federal Forests Act on Nov. 1. In the run up the vote, there were many misleading statements about what the bill does, and doesn’t do. Thanks to the House Natural Resources Committee, here are myths and facts about this bill that improves the […]

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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: Missoulian When the chainsaw roared Tuesday and the chips began to fly off the base of the 79-foot Engelmann spruce destined to light up the U.S. Capitol’s lawn this Christmas, a lot of pride radiated from the direction of Pete Tallmadge’s family. “We’re not really too much for hoopla,” said Tallmadge’s mother, Chris. “But […]

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Source: KPAX.com BY DENNIS BRAGG – KPAX · IMAGE BY VICTOR ZASTOLSKIY / DREAMSTIME.COM MISSOULA – Firefighting is entering a new era, as fire crews face blazes with greater intensity and fewer resources. But the experts who are wrestling with the fire problem say there’s no “one size fits all solution”, and “red tape” and court cases aren’t necessarily at the top […]

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Source: Market Watch By LINDAÅKESON MCGURK What if there were a better way to do early childhood education? It’s a common complaint among teachers as well as parents in the U.S. these days: kindergarten has become the new first grade and the unintended casualty of that is preschool, which has consequently become the new kindergarten. Many early childhood […]

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Source: The Forest Blog by Russ Vaagen I’ve been thinking about forest management as a social science for many years.  As a teen, I remember wondering why people were fighting about the activities in our forests. Of course, I understood the concern over heavy-handed clear cutting, but I wondered why there was anger over the […]

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