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Softwood Group, Agriculture Sign Memorandum

The Softwood Lumber Board has signed a memorandum of understanding that builds on its relationship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grow demand...

Lumber Prices, Demand Likely to Climb Long-Term

The lumber market has been particularly volatile in the past three months, but demand and prices for the commodity are likely to see a...

Hunt, Tolko Plan Second Louisiana Mill

Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Industries will collaborate to build a new $240 million sawmill in Bienville Parish, Louisiana — their second joint venture...

California Rep. Seeks Hearing on Post-Fire Logging

Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) says the U.S. Forest Service may be putting people’s lives in danger as the result of the agency’s widely used...

Thermal Modification Benefits Wood

Thermal modification of wood involves gradually heating it in a chamber – completely devoid of oxygen to prevent combustion – between 410-450 degrees (F)....

Tigercat Introduces New Shovel Logger

Tigercat has introduced the LSX870D shovel logger. Based on the popular LX870D series track carrier platform, the machine is designed for extreme duty on...

British Columbia Tree Costs Surge as Lumber Makers Move South

British Columbia is sharply increasing the cost of trees for lumber producers just as wood products prices slump and Canadian sawmills expand in the...

Pitts Enterprises Founder Passes Away

Andrew Pitts Jr., the founder and former CEO of Pitts Enterprises in Alabama, died July 16. He was 90. Pitts Enterprises will continue as a...

Wildfires Ravage Western U.S.

Exceptionally hot and dry weather this summer has fueled dozens of wildfires across the western U.S., sending smoke across the country and threatening to...

Lumber Prices Trending Down

Although lumber prices have begun to fall recently, home builders — who have been paying more for wood for months — are not in...
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