Vancouver approves policies to encourage mass timber towers

The Tree Frog Forestry News
February 29, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Vancouver City Council approved new policies to encourage more high-rise mass-timber construction. In related news: the ‘Future of Cities in Wood‘ exhibit comes to New York’s Skyscraper Museum; and related ‘game changers’ from Muskegon Lake, Michigan and Ottawa, Ontario. In Business news: Weyehaeuser announced a carbon sequestration agreement; Metsa’s Merikarvia, Finland mill is closing; Stella-Jones and Goodfellow report Q3 earnings; University of Georgia names Todd Petty forestry dean; and Forest’s Ontario announces award winners.

In Forestry/Climate news: fire expert Mike Flannigan tips his hand in favour of a National Wildfire Service; Suzanne Simard says climate bullying is in decline; Wood Mackenzie says bioenergy is a $500B opportunity; a lawsuit takes aim at US Forest Service’s timber targets; and an Oregon timber bill spurs lawsuit fears. On the Forest History front, Graeme Davis on Orillia, Ontario’s century of forest growth and renewal. 

Finally, must be a Leap Year… with efforts that focus on bamboo high-rises, and wood products without trees

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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