After hitting record levels, Forest Economic Advisors (FEA) says production disruptions from Hurricane Laura are likely to drive lumber prices even higher. In related news: the soaring prices are a concern for builders and lumber dealers, good news for producers; but unsustainable according to the analysts.
In Forestry/Climate news: an NRCan study says fire suppression could increase fire risk in some communities; a rescued Northern Goshawk takes flight on Vancouver Island; emissions reduction and fibre recovery in Smithers, BC; glyphosate spraying begets failing grades in New Brunswick; the US Trillion Tree initiative is promoted by USDA; and Costa Rica’s remarkable turnaround in deforestation .
Finally, paper satchels that look and feel like leather, wash like fabric!
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor