President Biden seeks to ease supply-chain bottlenecks amid rising concerns by truckers and lumber dealers. Companies making news include: West Fraser expands again with purchase of Angelina Forest Products in Texas; International Paper announces share repurchase program; the Segezha Group purchases Inter Forest assets; and Aspen Planers considers the impact of timber lost to wildfires.
In Forestry/Climate news: a US bipartisan bill would treat deforestation as a crime; Brazil reports an increase in Amazon logging; police assess resources after court reinstates Fairy Creek injunction; Canada’s forest sector and climate change; and what can trees really do to mitigate emissions.
Finally, Captain James T Kirk says BC’s old-growth forests ‘should live long and prosper‘.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor