Expectations for US GDP growth were revised downward, despite upward trend in housing starts and builder confidence. In other Business news: a lumber yard fire in Quebec injures 8; Paper Excellence lauds UNESCO Biosphere decision in Howe Sound,BC; and Simcoe County, Ontario is named Forest Capital of Canada. Meanwhile, National Forestry Week perspectives from Alberta and Saskatchewan forest ministers.
In other news: FPInnovations replaces bitumen with lignin in Ontario asphalt test; NRDC releases a report card on toilet paper producers; Japan develops earthquake-resistant CLT; a plan to fight America’s raging wildfire crisis; and BC Forest Professionals encourage dialogue on the practice of professional forestry.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor