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Editor’s pickMass timber: Thinking big about sustainable construction

14-09-2018
MIT, mass timber building, LVL, longhouse, Mass timber architecture in America

MIT class designs a prototype building to demonstrate that even huge buildings can be built primarily with wood. The construction and operation of all kinds of buildings uses vast amounts of energy and natural resources. Researchers around the world have therefore been seeking ways to make buildings more efficient and less dependent on …

The first of 10 million trees to be planted at GCAS Summit

10-09-2018
American Forests, U.S. Climate Alliance, Natural and Working Lands Challenge, Global Climate Action Summit, planting trees

American Forests, the nation’s first and oldest national conservation organisation, will celebrate its commitment to the United States (U.S.) Climate Alliance’s new Natural and Working Lands Challenge by planting trees at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on September 11th, 2018. “For residents of the 17 Climate …

Editor’s pickVietnam: A vital and growing market for U.S. hardwood lumber

25-07-2018
Vietnam, U.S., America, Wood, Wood Industry, Judd Johnson, Market, Industry, Hardwood Lumber, Lumber

 Figure 1: Vietnam accounts for 10 per ent of all U.S. hardwood lumber last year By Judd Johnson, Hardwood Market Report The volume of hardwood lumber exported from the U.S. to Vietnam pales in comparison with the volume exported to China. Then again, so does the volume exported to every other market in the world. China accounted for 54 per …

NA’s 13 biggest lumber companies increase production by 2.3% to 34.2 billion board feet in 2017

27-04-2018
North America, Canada, lumber, production, Canfor, Interfor, Tolko, West Fraser

The annual Wood Markets’ “Billion Board Foot Club” list of top global lumber companies showed further gains in production by 10 of the 13 companies making the list in 2017 (as compared to 2016 output). Three companies recorded output declines despite robust U.S. and export market demand (due to timber supply issues in the B.C. …

Editor’s pickUSTR tests Peru’s progress in combatting illegal logging

26-03-2018
Peru, USTR, America, forest

Cover image: Peru's forests The United States Trade Representative has asked Peru to verify three timber shipments exported to the U.S. in 2017 complied with all Peruvian laws and regulations. The request was made on behalf of the Interagency Committee on Trade in Timber Products from Peru (Timber Committee). “Strong monitoring and …

Editor’s pickAmerican hardwood lumber exports to Asia surge 17% in 2017

22-02-2018
AHEC, American hardwoods, oak

American oak veneer being prepared in a factory in Vietnam. Image: Turnstone Singapore   The full year of 2017 saw the largest exports ever on record for American hardwoods, with an increase of 17 per cent by value for lumber over 2016, according to new data from the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC). That gives the American hardwood …

Editor’s pick"Inside Out": TMT American hardwoods debut in SEA

10-11-2017
TMT, American hardwoods

While thermally modified timber is not new, what is, is the availability of thermally modified American hardwoods in Asia. The use of American hardwoods has been mainly inside buildings since the pioneer European settlers arrived in the new world.  Of course they used hardwoods like red oak for barns, fencing and railways ties, but the prime …