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2024Industry NewsJanuary/FebruaryLogging & Sawmilling Journal
Forest Fires, Timber Access Among Top Topics to be Discussed at COFI
Forest Fires, Timber Access Among Top Topics to be Discussed at COFI

Forest Fires, Timber Access Among Top Topics to be Discussed at COFI

There’s no shortage of topics to be discussed at the upcoming B.C. Council of Forest Industries (COFI) convention in April in Vancouver, but at the top of the list will be pressing issues such as forest fires and industry’s access to timber.

2024January/FebruaryLogging & Sawmilling JournalThe Edge
The Edge: The Forest and Afforestation Practices Innovation Group of the CFS/CWFC completes another 25 years of novel applications aimed at addressing forest community issues
The Edge: The Forest and Afforestation Practices Innovation Group of the CFS/CWFC completes another 25 years of novel applications aimed at addressing forest community issues

The Edge: The Forest and Afforestation Practices Innovation Group of the CFS/CWFC completes another 25 years of novel applications aimed at addressing forest community issues

For the past 25 years, the Forest and Afforestation Practices Innovation Group of the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) and the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC) has investigated innovations in forest operational practices. The Group has had many partners since the...

2024January/FebruaryLogging & Sawmilling JournalNew TechnologySawmillTech UpdateValue Added
Tech Update: Recovery Optimization Tech
Tech Update: Recovery Optimization Tech

Tech Update: Recovery Optimization Tech

JoeScan JoeScan 3D laser scanners are made for sawmills. It has more than 5,000 scanners installed in sawmills all over the world and according to the company, their very first scanners are still running strong, over 20 years later. JoeScan scanners are said to be...

2024January/FebruaryLogging & Sawmilling JournalThe Last Word
Figuring out which species of tree seedlings work best, and where, in British Columbia’s warming climate
Figuring out which species of tree seedlings work best, and where, in British Columbia’s warming climate

Figuring out which species of tree seedlings work best, and where, in British Columbia’s warming climate

Out in the bush near Fort Babine, B.C. is a plot of recently planted tree seedlings. They are destined to be under unusual levels of scrutiny as they battle for survival and growth—if they grow at all. The odds are stacked against them. The seedlings are trying to...

2023Logging & Sawmilling JournalNovember/December
The Edge: Operational options, issues and economic values of first generation managed natural forests in Canada
The Edge: Operational options, issues and economic values of first generation managed natural forests in Canada

The Edge: Operational options, issues and economic values of first generation managed natural forests in Canada

The transition from natural forests to natural managed forests or ‘plantations’ is well advanced in Canada. Unbeknown to many, approximately 15 per cent of all primary commercial forests in this country are now first generation, managed forests—approximately 40 per...

2023HarvestingLogging & Sawmilling JournalNovember/DecemberTech Update
Tech Update – Directional Fellers and Harvesting Heads
Tech Update – Directional Fellers and Harvesting Heads

Tech Update – Directional Fellers and Harvesting Heads

Log Max The Log Max 7000XT DISC is Quadco’s newest Log Max harvester/processor head. A disc takes the place of the bar and chain as the main saw. It is the same swing-out saw as found on Quadco’s Intermittent heads. Quadco says that this easy to maintain saw is...

2023Logging & Sawmilling JournalNovember/DecemberThe Last Word
Is There a Need for Strings to be Attached With Government Green Technology Funding?
Is There a Need for Strings to be Attached With Government Green Technology Funding?

Is There a Need for Strings to be Attached With Government Green Technology Funding?

The Origin Materials chemical plant in the city of Sarnia, in southwestern Ontario, began commercial production this past summer, and converts wood residues into the building blocks used to produce plastic materials for containers like pop bottles, clothing,...