West Fraser to close/curtail two US Southeast sawmills

The Tree Frog Forestry News
January 10, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

West Fraser announced that it will close its sawmill in Maxville, Florida and curtail its Huttig, Arkansas mill. In related news: Hampton Lumber’s Banks Oregon mill will remain shuttered; Rayonier AM awaits approval on Florida bioethanol plant; Montana’s R-Y Timber is rescued by Sun Mountain Lumber; and Wisconsin fines Tigerton Lumber for safety risks. 

In Forestry/Climate news: a push to protect Quebec’s old-growth forests; the American Hardwood Export Council assesses risks related to EU’s new deforestation regulation; how current are US wildfire risk maps; and Oregon timber companies linked to wildfire protection cost proposal.

Finally, common sense prevails as Australia judge rejects call to ban logging in native forests.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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