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2024Logging & Sawmilling JournalMarch/April 2024New TechnologySawmill
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Already at Work in the Forest Industry
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Already at Work in the Forest Industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Already at Work in the Forest Industry

There is a lot of buzz out there about Artificial Intelligence, but AI-enabled systems are already improving sawmill performance in the Canadian forest industry—and there is plenty more to come.

2024Logging & Sawmilling JournalMarch/April 2024The Edge
The Edge: Partial harvest systems to meet specific management objectives within boreal mixedwood and pure softwood stands
The Edge: Partial harvest systems to meet specific management objectives within boreal mixedwood and pure softwood stands

The Edge: Partial harvest systems to meet specific management objectives within boreal mixedwood and pure softwood stands

The Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC) technical development group of the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) and their partners have a history of developing innovative partial harvest systems that address issues of forest managers in the Prairies. Here are a few options available to industry to address the current and anticipated consequences of a changing climate, as well as to help maintain a sustainable fibre supply as Canada continues to transition to managed forests.

2024Industry NewsLogging & Sawmilling JournalMarch/April 2024
New and Noted at Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show
New and Noted at Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

New and Noted at Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

It was another success for the Maritime Provinces’ largest showcase of heavy equipment machinery, the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show, held at the Moncton Coliseum in late-March. Attendees included key decision makers and purchasers, looking to upgrade their fleet and view the many pieces of equipment on the show floor. The show is considered a must-attend event for anyone involved with heavy equipment.

2024Fire MitigationLogging & Sawmilling JournalMarch/April 2024Tech Update
Tech Update: Forestry Mulching For Fire Mitigation
Tech Update: Forestry Mulching For Fire Mitigation

Tech Update: Forestry Mulching For Fire Mitigation

Diamond Mowers Diamond Mowers offers a range of attachments to protect forestlands from fires. Mulching options include the Excavator Disc Mulcher Pro X which can cut through trees up to 14” in diameter and mulch trees up to 6” in diameter, and the Excavator Drum...

2024Logging & Sawmilling JournalMarch/April 2024The Last Word
Forest management must change to adapt to climate change— or the industry will falter
Forest management must change to adapt to climate change— or the industry will falter

Forest management must change to adapt to climate change— or the industry will falter

An early fire season is upon us in many parts of Canada already, and in some regions, fire fighter shortages abound. This alone demonstrates that forest management in Canada must change. Otherwise, expect huge swaths of forests to burn every summer from now on, as...

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...