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Teak Wood Prices Jump as Myanmar Exports Are Reduced

By Bob Steber Posted: 07/05/2014 2:10PM

Teak wood exports are being restricted as the Myanmar Government transfers operations from a government business to private enterprise. Only 20% of the volume is to be exported compared to last year with prices rising significantly.


Virginia Tech Leads Research Project to Advance Urban Forestry

Posted: 07/02/2014 2:44PM

A team representing four universities has launched Urban Forestry 2020, a multistate research and networking project examining the challenges faced by the urban forestry profession and devising strategies for advancing the profession.


Black Locust: The Valuable Locust, A Utilitarian Hardwood

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 06/30/2014 11:47AM

Black locust is remarkable for its qualities of strength and durability when used for fence posts, poles, ties, mine timbers and stakes--utilitarian roles which exceed its use for furniture and cabinetry.


Hardwood Sellers Facing Fresh Headwinds

By Andy Johnson Posted: 06/26/2014 5:01PM

Hardwood lumber sellers will face some headwinds this summer from sluggish new home starts and existing home sales, reduced remodeling market growth, and slower exports.




Millwork Shops To Substitute Cherry for Walnut

By Andy Johnson Posted: 06/26/2014 4:23PM

Cabinet plants will buy more Cherry for installation in high-end homes, and millwork shops will increasingly substitute Cherry for Walnut. China, meanwhile will continue to buy ash, which accounts for 70% of export volume.


New Zealand Sees Boom in Timber Exports

By Alex Keown Posted: 06/26/2014 12:11PM

New Zealand leads the world as the largest exporter of softwood logs, counting for more than 20 percent of global trade, as exports have doubled to approximately 16 million cubic meters, according to a report by Wood Resources International.


New Zealand Leads As World’s Largest Exporter of Softwood Logs

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/25/2014 7:41PM

New Zealand exported more than 20 percent of the world’s softwood logs in 2013, making it the global leader, reports Wood Resource Quarterly.


Second Redwood Burl Poacher Sentenced

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/23/2014 9:50AM

The second of two redwood burl poachers was sentenced. Danny Garcia must pay restitution and serve 700 hours of community service for vandalizing giant trees in Redwood national Park. An accomplice is already in jail.


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