US Senators introduce bipartisan bill to boost mass timber

The Tree Frog Forestry News
April 18, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

US Senators bill would provide preference in federal building contracts for mass timber products. In related news: Mercer will provide mass timber materials for the Roosevelt Presidential Library; wood structures can reduce GHG emissions in the UK; New Hampshire rejects a carbon credits initiative in favour of a working forest; and the science behind forest carbon credits gets a boost. 

In other news: North Carolina updates its fire code related to wood-framed sites; a California bill seeks insurance-credits for wildfire mitigation; Ontario and Colorado prepare for their wildfire seasons; and Tasmania’s prescribed burning program may have a tourism impact. Meanwhile: the top prize in forestry research is awarded to University of Wisconsin-Madison’s John Ralph; and a US tree improvement lab uses DNA fingerprinting to solve an illegal-logging case.

Finally, Sandy McKellar on preserving and sharing the rich history of BC’s forests.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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