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To help resolve shortages and rein in prices, US homebuilders want Congress to increase lumber production from federal lands. In related news: lumber buyer reluctance results in real price decreases; US consumer confidence continues its upward trend; and new-home prices reach new highs as affordability falls.
In other news: one year into the new NAFTA—not much has changed; Alberta helicopter pilot dies fighting wildfire; BC fire near Lillooet explodes to 5,000 hectares on first day; the US Forest Service names Randy Moore new chief; and US lawmakers propose tax break for forests lost to natural disasters.
Finally, a global cocktail competition has one mixologist raising money to plant trees.
Kelly McCloskey Tree Frog Editor