Vancouver City Council approved new policies to encourage more high-rise mass-timber construction. In related news: the ‘Future of Cities in Wood‘ exhibit comes to New York’s Skyscraper Museum; and related ‘game changers’ from Muskegon Lake, Michigan and Ottawa, Ontario. In Business news: Weyehaeuser announced a carbon sequestration agreement; Metsa’s Merikarvia, Finland mill is closing; Stella-Jones and Goodfellow report Q3 earnings; University of Georgia names Todd Petty forestry dean; and Forest’s Ontario announces award winners.
In Forestry/Climate news: fire expert Mike Flannigan tips his hand in favour of a National Wildfire Service; Suzanne Simard says climate bullying is in decline; Wood Mackenzie says bioenergy is a $500B opportunity; a lawsuit takes aim at US Forest Service’s timber targets; and an Oregon timber bill spurs lawsuit fears. On the Forest History front, Graeme Davis on Orillia, Ontario’s century of forest growth and renewal.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor