Groundbreaking Tree of Life sheds light on history of plants

The Tree Frog Forestry News
April 26, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Biologists construct a new Tree of Life on the history of flowering plants and their rise to ecological dominance. In related news: researches say conservation is slowing global biodiversity loss; a new report links climate change and heat domes in the West; Finland and Nova Scotia agree to cooperate on forestry; BC’s Forest Minister responds to critical wood-pellet report; Arizona employs helicopters for prescribed burns; and a recap of our Wildfire Resilience and Awareness Week.

In Business news: BC invests $2M in Ron Anderson & Sons’ value-added wood business; Domtar’s Tennessee mill is fined for water permit violation; and Weyerhaeuser reports positive Q1 earnings. Meanwhile: Gordon Murray is named Canadian Biomass Champion; Jon Roy Reid is inducted into the National Wood Flooring Hall of Fame; and the University of Virginia honours emeritus professors in a forest.

Finally, WorkSafeBC honours workers lost, while US group identifies unsafe employers.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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