Canada’s wildfires blamed for rise in global loss of tree cover

The Tree Frog Forestry News
April 4, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Canada’s 2023 wildfire season is blamed for the increase in global tree cover loss (outside the tropics). In related news: tropical forest loss declined 9% in 2023; Garry Merkel defends the slow pace of BC’s old growth deferrals; Quebec wildfire fighter image wins world photo award; carbon credits revive a burnt forest in Montana; and a new report on the main source of recent CO2 emissions.

In Business news: Nelson Bennett on creating the investment conditions for mass timber in BC; new research on mass timber’s fire safety; the Drax Foundation lists $4.6M in community contributions; Maine Woods Company secures grant; and JM Lumber and Pallet is rebuilding after fire. Meanwhile: FSC Canada hires Sean Dolter as Director of Policy & Standards; Canada’s latest housing market report; and slow progress on addressing the US housing crisis.

Finally, for Wildfire Week—Bruce Blackwell opines on the risk of wildfires on private land and lack of guidance for landowners.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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