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Hardwood Production Increasing Alongside Demand

By Andy Johnson Posted: 05/16/2014 2:58PM

Hardwood lumber production will continue to increase as summer log availability allows mills to ramp up to serve improving domestic demand and strong export markets.


Nanocellulose Wood Fiber Sponges Could Soak Up Oil Spills

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/14/2014 10:13AM

Swiss wood researchers Empa have developed a chemically modified nanocellulose sponge that could find use mopping up in oil spills.


Red Oak Pushes Hard Maple to the Back of the Saw Mill

By Andy Johnson Posted: 05/08/2014 11:09PM

Frigid spring weather let mills push back Hard Maple cuts to take advantage of robust Red Oak markets. When the wave of Hard Maple production hits later than usual, markets will absorb it—particularly cabinet and flooring.


Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Posted: 05/02/2014 4:27PM

Australia, one of the world’s largest wood chip exporters, increased its chip shipments in 2013 after a ten-year low in 2012, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. In the 1Q/14, shipments were close to the highest since 2010 thanks to high demand from China.




Hampton Lumber Mill Near Oso Mudslide Gets State Relief

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/27/2014 12:32PM

The Hampton Lumber Mill in Darrington, WA will receive financial aid to continue operations as the Department of Transportation rebuilds the road destroyed by the mudslide at Oso, WA. The mill will subsidize fuel for truckers.


Tommy MacDonald Makes Video for Hardwood Forest Foundation

Posted: 04/25/2014 8:07PM

Tommy MacDonald, host of Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac, a public television show sponsored in part by Woodcraft, is also the spokesperson for the Hardwood Forest Foundation and narrator of the foundation’s new Truth About Trees video for schoolchildren.


Weyerhaeuser Reports First Quarter Results

Posted: 04/25/2014 5:26PM

Weyerhaeuser Company reported first quarter net earnings to common shareholders of $183 million, or 31 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $2.0 billion.


Sparring with China’s Cherry Wood Buyers

By Andy Johnson Posted: 04/24/2014 10:43PM

Domestic buyers may have difficulty wrestling Cherry away from Chinese buyers. Cherry wood is hundreds of dollars lower than oak.


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