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Global Sawlog Prices Fall For First Time Since 2009

Posted: 12/10/2011 8:18AM

Weaker lumber markets are causing global sawlog prices to fall for the first time since early 2009, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Biggest price reductions occurred in Japan, Sweden, Poland and Russia.

Maine Challenges LEED Wood Standards

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/09/2011 10:06AM

Challenging LEED standards, an executive order granting all major forest products certifications - SFI, FSC, PEFC, ATFS - equal footing in public green building standards has been issued by Maine's chief executive.

Walnut Inventories Won't Move

By Andy Johnson Posted: 12/08/2011 2:41PM

Hardwood Review editors recap availability status of yellow birch, cerry wood, hard maple, red oak, poplar and walnut - with some sellers sitting on inventory they couldn't move.

Forest Service Unveils New Invasive Species Management Plan

Posted: 12/08/2011 12:05PM

The U.S. Forest Service announced the publication of its first-ever national-level direction on the management of invasive species across aquatic and terrestrial areas of the National Forest system.

Modified American Red Alder Offered by Accsys

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/07/2011 11:00PM

North American species red alder is now among Accsys Technologies modified-wood products offerings.

UPM Timber Curtailing Plywood Output

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/04/2011 7:13PM

Forest products firm UPM says its UPM Timber and UPM Living business units are planning sawmill and plywood production curtailments for the first quarter of 2012, as the European economy faces a slowdown.

China Imports Record Volume of Wood Chips in 2011

Posted: 12/01/2011 9:25PM

The expansion of pulp production in China continues and the lack of domestic wood fiber sources has resulted in record imports of wood chips in 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Chinese pulp mills increasingly have to rely on imported wood chips for their wood fiber needs.

Karelian Birch: Fancy Wood Figures

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 12/01/2011 2:29PM

Karelian burl is gaining popularity in furniture, architectural and specialty item usage.

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