Climate change gets blame for forest fires, evidence suggests otherwise

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 26, 2023
Category: Today's Takeaway

Climate change gets blame for forest fires despite a lack of upward trend in acreage burned. In related news: a new book on Fire Weather by John Vaillant; wildfires fuel online conspiracy theories; a US wildfire expert’s learnings on urban-wildfire disasters; and two years after Lytton burned not a single building permit has been issued. Meanwhile: progress in Alberta means some evacuees are going home ; US firefighters call for improved fire shelters; Australian firefighters lend Canada a hand; and heatwaves have Sweden and Vietnam on edge. 

In other news: Domtar hosts ribbon-cutting at revamped Tennessee mill; Robbins Lumber acquires two Maine sawmills; Allegheny Wood Products withdraws plan to build a log-treating plant in West Virginia; Western Washington University breaks ground on carbon neutral building; and researchers report that soil microbiota can increase forest resilience to climate change.

Finally, wood vs. plastic: Which pallets are more sustainable? 

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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