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Editor’s pickPrivate lake home wrapped in hemlock façade offers comfort, warmth and respect for nature

hemlock, canada, architects ACDF, softwood, lake house

Set near Lake Memphremagog in Canada, this private home is a family’s desire to return to nature, simplicity and a balanced lifestyle.   The house represents sustainable construction. It is reinterpreted to define the modern house that is generously opened on the landscape. Constructed from a variety of materials including field …

Editor’s pickCanada's lumber trade policies are unfair: Jimmy Carter

US Canada lumber dispute, softwood

Ex-US president Jimmy Carter has spoken out in support of the recent 20 per cent duties imposed on Canadian lumber imports. “This belated enforcement of U.S. trade laws will help millions of private timberland owners, American forestry workers and members of their local communities by leveling the playing field in the timber …

QWEB: Hardwoods grow remarkably well in Quebec

QWEB, Canada, hardwoods

Palais Montcalm in Quebec, home of the Violons du Roy orchestra. The interiors are fitted in Hard maple and Red oak. The colour resembles that of a violin. Hardwoods grow remarkably well in Quebec, which is why a new information sheet has been launched to showcase its brilliance. The online resource highlights what can be done with Canadian …

South Korea scales new heights with wood

South Korea, Canada Wood

South Korea has jumped on the tall wood bandwagon, unveiling a four-storey research institute that currently holds the record for the country’s largest wooden frame construction. The Forest Genetic Resources Department (FGRD) at the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI)  The central laboratory of the Forest Genetic Resources …

Canada's tropical sawn wood imports up in 2016

Canada, tropical sawn wood, imports

Canada’s imports of tropical sawn wood rose in 2016 despite a fall in year-end imports. 2016 imports reached US$20.4 million, up 13 percent from 2015. Imports of virola, imbuia and balsa grew 31 percent in 2016 to US$5.3 million. The majority of this growth was in higher balsa sawn wood imports. Sapelli sawn wood imports declined 10 …