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March 7, 2012

Release of the 'Case for Tall Wood Buildings'

VANCOUVER, March 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Guests at the Wood WORKS!

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February 13, 2012

Uncertainties cloud state's carbon offset opportunities

ANDERSON, Calif. - Forestry's recognition as a carbon-friendly industry could provide lucrative opportunities for timberland owners in the emerging world of carbon credits.

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Feb. 9, 2012

Forest industry appreciates Prime Minister's promotion of Canadian lumber exports to China

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has highlighted the exceptional growth of Canadian lumber exports to China.  The industry recognizes the important partnership role the fe

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January 31, 2012

China is now the world’s largest importer of softwood lumber and logs

Reduced activities in the housing construction sector in China decreased importation of softwood logs and lumber in late 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.

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B.C. Lumber Exports To China skyrocket

ICTORIA - The B.C. government says lumber exports to China have gone through the roof.

It says in the first 11 months of last year, the province had shipped 4.2 billion board feet of lumber to China, exceeding a goal of four billion set four years ago.

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Timber construction techniques gain popularity

The popularity of certain timber construction techniques appears to be spreading, with cross-laminated timber (CLT) proving to be particularly sought-after.

CLD is produced in a factory and involves industrially-drying quick-growing timber boards, before stacking them at right angles and gluing them together. The boards are glued across their entire surface, and one product will usually use three, five or seven layers of timber.

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January 10th, 2012

Federal Government spends $500,000 to promote Atlantic Canadian wood

The Government of Canada is spending $500,000 over two years to encourage the use of Atlantic Canadian wood in regional construction projects.

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December 7th, 2011

Softwood dumping investigation

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has launched anti-dumping procedures against softwood lumber imports from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Sweden, Canada, and the USA.

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December 2nd, 2011

NZ sawn timber exports drop away

New Zealand’s sawn timber exports to China have been ‘hammered’, while raw log shipments surged in the wake of Beijing’s efforts to cool the economy and amid increased sales by rival forestry nations such as Canada, according to an industry lobby group.Lumber exports fell 16 percent to $264 milli

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November 18th, 2011

Wood First commitments in 40 local governments in B.C.

British Columbia’s Wood Enterprise Coalition (WEC) today congratulated Regional District of Kootenay Boundary on the passage of its new Wood First Resolution in support of the province’s Wood First Act – making it the 40th local government in BC to pass a Wood Fi


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