The unions and US freight railroads continue talks as possible strike looms. In other news: Louisiana Pacific invests in Northern Maine mill; the US housing correction is far from over, but a recession may see lumber rally in the Spring; and July construction updates for Canada and the US.
In Forestry/Climate news: BC’s 2022 area burned is one-sixth the 20-year average; herbicide spraying divides communities in BC’s north; a Swedish study seeks to predict how climate change threatens forests; Bill Gates says financial incentives are needed to save forests; and the number of Amazon fires hits five-year high. Finally, it must be Friday before a long weekend with headlines like these:
- US Forestry guide resurfaces that details how to blow up a horse
- Timber used to conceal 150kg of imported drugs donated to woodworkers
- Cell tower disguised as giant tree likened to gigantic toilet brush
- Scientists are unlocking secrets of why forests make us happy
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor