A US regulator approved CP Rail’s merger despite safety concerns—the new company name is Canadian Pacific Kansas City. In other Business news: Canadian CEOs urge Ottawa to appoint a softwood lumber envoy; Drax touts its carbon capture potential; and Aspen Planers is still waiting on cutting permits. In other news: more from Dezeen on the rise of mass timber, US single-family starts remain lacklustre despite rise in builder confidence; and higher building material costs.
In Forestry/Climate news: US lawmaker promotes bill in support of forest restoration; support expressed for forest thinning and whitebark pine restoration; concern for BC private land forestry and spotted owl protection; and a new study on tropical carbon recovery after logging or wildfire.
Finally, Forsite’s Cam Brown is recognized as a ‘Top 20 Over 40’ outstanding entrepreneur.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor