Fire season starts early in the Canadian West

The Tree Frog Forestry News
April 23, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

‘Trees going up like Roman candles’ as fire season starts early in BC and Alberta. In related news: El Niño’s flip to La Niña could bring on record heat; climate and housing share the same solution; and past evidence that carbon taxes can reduce GHGs. Meanwhile: the World Economic Forum on climate action with working forests; push back on the wildfire ‘hero’ role for BC, as the province boosts its wildfire prevention; and an ENGO group wants herbicides banned for Ontario forests.

In Business news: Canfor released its sustainability report; Boucher Bros. Lumber’s unique fine for a worker injury; Canada is short on tradespeople; and more on Montana’s recent mill closures. Meanwhile: forestry as a plastic pollution solution; and the latest on hardwood and decorative plywood standards.

Finally, Mother trees and socialist forests: is the ‘wood-wide web’ a fantasy?

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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