A Canadian Wood Council fire test concludes mass timber performs well in office space scenarios. In related news: California adopts tall wood code provisions; and New York, Colorado and SFI celebrate wood innovation grants. Meanwhile, in Business news: a new report quantifies forestry’s role in Alberta’s economy; Ontario’s forest minister faces environmental charges; Hampton Lumber to start hiring in BC; Kruger celebrates 100 years at BC mill; and Teal Jones features family duo at Virginia plant.
In Forestry/Climate news: BC scientists fear heat dome’s impact on ecosystems; Genome BC uses remote sensing to assess heat’s impact on trees; Nova Scotia ENGO pans biomass-generated electricity; EU’s roundwood-to-pellet restrictions called misguided; and New Zealand introduces carbon credits for native forests.
Finally, Hollywood should get the facts and show respect to Indigenous peoples.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor