More than one million hectares has burned in Alberta

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 24, 2023
Category: Today's Takeaway

Alberta wildfire officials say one million hectares of land has burned as dozens of wildfires continue across the province. In related news: cooler weather helps firefighters contain some fires; the oil industry disagrees with research linking them to extreme wildfires; and lumber markets anticipate fire’s impact on price. Meanwhile, new research says mosses plays a role in tackling climate change; and Brazil adds CO2 to study its impact on Amazon forests. 

In other news: a gathering of forestry innovators is coming to Vancouver in June; loss of North Carolina paper mill is a loss for forests too; and a Magnolia tree compound may be effective against the next coronavirus.

Finally, can building with wood decarbonise construction? Yes but…

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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