Canada’s Standing Committee on International Trade released a report with recommendations for government on US duties on Canadian softwood lumber. In other news: Canada plans to build water bombers for the European market; US and Canadian housing markets get some good news for a change; recovered paper markets remain depressed; and UK forestry assets fall for the first time in 10 years.
In Forestry/Climate news: Brazil proposes financing plan to protect Amazon forests; the pros and cons of Portugal’s eucalyptus trees; the GHG gap between scientific models and national inventories; and WorkSafeBC approves new regulations on less-accessible workplaces and emergency transportation.
Finally, a 6-meter heavy duty drone that can thin forests from above.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor