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Prepare your trees for summer storm season

Preparing for summer storms is not always easy as the weather can be unpredictable. Cleanup from summer storms can also equate to increased overtime, so it is important that grounds professionals be as proactive as possible when it comes to weather changes and preparation....

source: By Jeannea Jones
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The U.S. Commerce Department has set the final countervailing and anti-dumping duties against Canadian softwood lumber exports. Canadian companies exporting lumber to the U.S. will pay combined duties of about 20 percent on all lumber exports to the U.S., once they go into...

source: Business In Vancouver

Discover the many benefits of using wood for construction and packaging products. Everything has to be made of something. And it turns out that wood stacks up quite well to competing materials.

source: Pallet Entrprise

Wood has been a staple in building single-family homes and apartment complexes of up to 85 feet in height for decades. But the developer of one mixed-use building in Portland, Oregon, is looking to change that as part of a burgeoning trend among developers and designers...

source: National Real Estate Investor

In an effort to help authorities crack down on illegally traded lumber, scientists have begun analyzing regional differences in the DNA of wood - helping them determine the birthplace of the original tree within 10 miles. Illegal logging is a serious problem in the United...

source: Woodworking Network

The Department of Commerce announced stiff duties on Chinese plywood imports, punishing the firms for dumping plywood into U.S. markets at below costs. Antidumping margins of 183.36 percent were imposed on all Chinese companies,...

source: Woodworking Network

According to an analysis commissioned by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, more than 350 million individual trees are standing dead in the 14 million acres of national forestland in Oregon. The bad news? The number of dead trees is expected to increase. This would provide...

source: Oregon Forest Resources Institute


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