Temperate rainforests are magical ecosystems. In them trees grow tall, big, massive. It is not a coincidence that the tallest trees found on Earth are found in temperate rainforests, from the Coast Redwoods in California,Continue reading
No more maple syrup?
Most of the time we tend to think about forests as sources of important ecosystem service such as timber, firewood, water regulation, carbon stock, biodiversity. But there is a very important (and very sweet!) serviceContinue reading
JOB ALERT: BCTS is hiring students for the summer of 2017
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is hiring both forestry and GIS summer students throughout the province for the summer of 2017. This is last call, as deadline is tomorrow (February 13), so don’t hesitate and applyContinue reading
What can wood industry expect in North America, in 2017?
Recently, I had an opportunity to participate in 4th Annual Conference “Mapping the Course”, organized by Western Forestry and Conservation Association and Wood Resources International in Vancouver in the State of Washington. The main idea,Continue reading
Fungi as drivers of forest diversity
Did you know that fungi are not simply passengers, but drivers of plant diversity? Recently published studies, by researchers from Canada and USA identified the real king of the forest – fungus.
Word’s tallest wood building has 53 metres
Less than 70 days were needed before the wood structure was completed. The word’s tallest wood building has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence in Canada.
Sawmill and paper mill closures: How can a community prepare?
During the last decade the struggling Canadian forestry industry has been in steady decline with sawmills and paper mills having borne the brunt of recent closures. When a mill closes, the repercussions for a small northern Manitoba town can be nothing short of disastrous. The closure not only affects mill employees but the ensuing trickle-down effect has an impact on the entire community with far-reaching ramifications for contractors, secondary and tertiary workers. With the recent announcement that the Tolko paper mill will cease operations on December 2, 2016, again we’re faced with the age-old question: How can a community prepare for the potential loss of its primary employer?