The BC government introduced a bill to revamp its forest policy, claiming it will increase local community and First Nation involvement. In other Business news: US homebuilders ask Congress to lift lumber tariffs; and wheat straw pulp and paper makes headway in Washington state and Saskatchewan. In Wood Product news: US WoodWorks releases mass timber construction manual; BC Wood returns to the European market; and the University of Idaho will study re-engineering refuse from construction for 3D printing.
In Forestry news: the RCMP say the Fairy Creek roads have been cleared for forestry; the Huu-ay-aht First Nations seeks input on the Teal Jones injunction appeal; and ENGO’s target Enviva’s wood pellet operations in North Carolina.
Finally, a recyclable home built with 100 different plant-based materials.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Edit