Michigan’s governor declared a state of emergency to assist with Resolute’s Menominee paper mill fire. In other Business news: Nelson Bennett on BC’s pulp and paper crisis; supply chain snarls loosen but problems remain; and a US appeals court rules against Maine law restricting Canadian logging truck drivers. On the market front: US inflation remains high, while the remodelling market softens.
In Forestry/Climate news: WWF says wildlife populations have declined 70%; the spotted owl helps explain Calfornia’s wildfire woes; Europeans are investing in wood amid energy crisis; Finnish forests may become a GHG source; and the ozone hole grew this year despite positive 20-year trend.
Finally, the bloodless battle that almost led to a US/Canada war over lumber — in 1839!
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor