Crews battle large fire at Acorn lumber mill in Delta, BC

The Tree Frog Forestry News
April 8, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

A fire at Delta’s Acorn sawmill was extinguished on the weekend [Acorn was purchased by San Group in 2022]. In other Business news: Na̲nwak̲olas Council, Western Forest Products signed an agreement; Oregon’s C&D Lumber is closing; Montana seeks a buyer for Pyramid Mountain Lumber; and AHF acquired two of Allegheny Wood Products’ sawmills. Meanwhile: doubts creep in about a Fed rate cut, after blockbuster jobs report.

In Forestry/Wildfire news: a smoky summer expected as Canada’s wildfire season begins; BC premier David Eby and UBC’s Lori Daniels speak to BC’s wildfire preparations; US Pacific Northwest agencies collaborate on wildfire crisis; Montana plans to do more prescribed burning; and wildfires rage on Greece’s Crete Island. Meanwhile: Ontario plans to allow mass timber up to 18 storeys; COFI celebrates 50 years in Japan; and Alice Palmer opines on the future of BC forestry.

Finally, and sadly, Beadles Lumber CEO (Clarence Beadles) dies at 87; and international forestry expert (Herster Barres) dies at 90.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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