June/July 2010

On the Cover:

In a special supplement in this issue,

Logging and Sawmilling Journal takes a look at the market for Canadian logs and lumber in China, the fastest growing economy in the world. In the near future, China is going to be looking for a lot more wood, and Canadian producers can help fill that need. (Cover photo courtesy of Pacific Custom Log Sorting Ltd.)

Spotlight

Benefits and productivity improvements are on the way for Alberta truckers as a result of new increased axle weight regulations in the province.

Bringing their "A" game to the woods

TJ Logging's Tim White--and his employees--bring their "A" game to the cutblock every day, and it pays off with high productivity in the large diameter spruce and aspen they're harvesting in Alberta.

Getting greater recovery at Plaster Rock

The Fraser Papers' sawmill at Plaster Rock, New Brunswick has seen some significant recent upgrades that are generating greater recovery and higher lumber production numbers, and has a new KMW boiler fuelled exclusively with bark from the sawmill operation.

Bionergy plant a Capital idea

With rising energy prices, bioenergy has been getting a lot of attention lately. But a large stand-alone operation in BC--Capital Power (formerly EPCOR)--has been successfully powering along since the early 1990s, and these days its fuel source includes volumes of mountain pine beetle killed fibre.

Exporting Lumber to China

Logging and Sawmilling Journal's authoritative report on the Chinese lumber market, and the do's and don'ts of exporting to this incredibly fast-growing market.

Exporting Lumber to China Q&A

Efficiencies for Enligna wood
pellet operation

An upgrade to the Enligna Canada wood pellet operation in Nova Scotia will deliver better efficiencies and result in an increase in production of 25,000 tonnes.

Tech Update

Logging and Sawmilling Journal has the latest equipment information in this issue's Tech Update on harvesting and felling heads.

 

Resources Expo drew the industry's decision makers

The Resources Expo 2010 show held in June in Prince George, B.C., proved to be successful in drawing together the major decision-makers representing the region's natural resource industries including, of course, the forest industry.

The Last Word

Jim Stirling talks about how the long term sustainability of B.C.'s forest lands is not a Liberal government priority.

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