BC declares state of emergency as wildfires grow and wind is expected. In related news: transportation challenges result in Canfor lumber production curtailments; forest treatments are proving to reduce fire intensity in Oregon; and wildfire updates from Ontario; Manitoba, Oregon and Montana. Is your emergency kit packed?
In other news: calls for old-growth protection continue in BC, as criminal contempt charges are now expected. US lumber dealers participate in White House supply-chain summit; and the USDA announces pandemic assistance for loggers and haulers. Meanwhile: CN Rail cashes in on the commodities boom; Weyerhaeuser sells some timber land to Hampton; and Stora Enso doubles its earnings in Q2.
Finally, seems some of you may have missed Part 2 of our Softwood Lumber EdiTOADial.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor