Trudeau and Biden are set to release a roadmap for a renewed relationship, but a new US administration comes with new frictions. In other Business news: US and Canadian confidence indicators are on the rise as covid-concerns ease; the surge in residential building permits means strong markets ahead; builders point to material prices as their top challenge; and soaring lumber prices add to Oregon’s housing crisis. Meanwhile: Kalesnikoff Timber is named BC’s lead exporter of manufactured products; and Boise Cascade reports strong results.
In Forestry/Climate news: BC’s anti-logging protesters target Premier Horgan’s office; tree spiking is employed by Trans Mountain protesters; Nova Scotia ENGOs pan province’s logging ban; the US is reconsidering Trump’s spotted owl rollbacks; and keeping trees in the ground is championed to slow climate change.
Finally, registration is open for SFPA’s renowned Sawmilling EXPO.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor