Canada’s fire chiefs sound the alarm in advance of 2024

The Tree Frog Forestry News
December 5, 2023
Category: Today's Takeaway

Canada’s fire chiefs are in Ottawa to press for financial assistance in advance of the 2024 wildfire season. In related news: after a mild fire year—California looks ahead; a new documentary Trees and Other Entanglements premieres on HBO December 12; a US plan proposes to help the snow-dependent Canada lynx; EU rules said to hamper Irish tree planting efforts; and the world’s largest hockey stick is now a risk to public safety.

In Business news: Canfor extends its Christmas downtime in three BC mills; the government of BC expands manufacturing requirements for some Interior wood products; the UK report on Drax’s biomass strategy nears; US LBM acquires a truss operation in Fort Worth; and US sanctions Russian plywood imports from Segezha. Meanwhile: pulp mill waste tests positive as an organic fertilizer; and a Wall Street Journal piece on why builders stick with wood in hurricane-prone Florida.

Finally, yesterday, the Tree Frog News incorrectly attributed FSC’s new Senior Manager, Indigenous Capacity Support Canada, Satnam Manhas. Our apologies for the confusion.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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