Forest Health:

  Letter from Ed: Forest Fires Rage Across the West Coast and Canada in 2018 - Record forest fires in the West point to worsening fuel levels in national forests, and the Trump administration acts to take more preventative measures.  (9/4/2018)

  Wood Is the New Green - 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.   (11/1/2017)

  Forest Fever: How Rising Temperatures, Drought and Stressed Conditions Are Hurting America’s Forests - Forest in Crisis: Research suggests America’s coniferous forests in the Southwest could be at risk. Expert shares his research on tree mortality and what can be done to reduce the impact of warming temperatures and drought conditions.  (8/1/2016)

  Tackling Some Common Myths about Forests & Wooden Products - We’ve compiled some interesting facts and quotes you can use when confronted with negative comments about the forest and wood products industry.  (10/1/2014)

  Evergreen: Save a Forest, Cut a Tree or Light a Small Fire - How Wildfire Shapes Forest Ecology - Penn State scientist explores the roll of active management, timber harvest and forest fires in shaping forest ecosystems. It seems we can learn a lot from the Native Americans.   (12/1/2013)

  Evergreen: Hardwood Timber Resource – The Miraculous Recovery - Taking a historical perspective of how hardwood timber supplies have recovered over the last 60 years although some challenges remain.   (3/1/2013)

  Evergreen: The Carbon Cycle is Misunderstood and Misrepresented - Dr. Chuck Ray, Associate Professor of Wood Operations at Penn State discusses how biomass harvesting and the carbon cycle are often misunderstood.  (9/1/2012)

  Forest Certification Programs: Environmental Dreams Become a Marketing Reality - Certified Lumber: Environmentally conscientious customers are demanding more sustainable practices from suppliers. Most have heard about this trend for lumber. Discover how one enterprising pallet company is using certification to its advantage.  (10/1/2007)

  Government Institutes EAB Quarantine, ISPM-15 Treatment OK for Pallets - EAB Quarantine: The Emerald Ash Borer, a pest from Asia that only infests Ash trees in North America, is starting to spread and could cause significant damage.  (1/1/2007)

  Timber in Southern California Still Yielding Low-Grade Opportunities Drought, Insects, Fire Create Brief Window of Low-Grade Salvage Timber - Drought, insects and fire have created opportunities for obtaining salvage timber in southern California and processing the logs into low-grade lumber.  (6/1/2005)

  Forest Management Prevents Fires - The Sensible Environmentalist  (4/1/2005)

  Going Up In Smoke! The Debate Remains Hot! - President Proposes New Forest Policy  (10/1/2002)