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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.

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.

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Clearing for Canada’s Energy Future

Clearing for Canada’s Energy Future

B.C.’s DENT Construction has been involved with some of the biggest construction jobs in B.C. in recent years, including clearing work for one of the largest construction projects in Canadian history—the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project.

Upgraded Technology for Truro

Upgraded Technology for Truro

An upgrade to the J.D. Irving sawmill in Truro, Nova Scotia is delivering increased recovery thanks to enhanced scanning and positioning technology.

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.

Canadian Lumber Production Continues to Fall

Canadian Lumber Production Continues to Fall

West Fraser and Canfor remained in the top two positions in the list of Canada’s Top Lumber Producers in 2023, with the industry as a whole continuing to see production volumes dropping.

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.

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...

Saw filers to get the edge on latest equipment

Saw filers to get the edge on latest equipment

Organizers are gearing up for another successful BC Saw Filer’s Association convention and trade show, to be held May 24 to 25, in Kamloops, B.C., where
saw filers will gather to talk about—and take a look at—the latest filing equipment.

Industry Needs Railways to Improve Their Service

Industry Needs Railways to Improve Their Service

An advocacy group, which includes the Alberta forest industry, is confronting Canadian railways over inconsistent, unpredictable and inequitable railcar service, especially to more remote communities.

An Exciting Future for Ledwidge Lumber

An Exciting Future for Ledwidge Lumber

Nova Scotia’s Ledwidge Lumber is building on their 80-year history, and working towards an exciting future, with mill upgrades and new initiatives in engineered wood products and bio-fuel.

Living the Sawmilling Dream

Living the Sawmilling Dream

B.C.’s Lee White is living the small sawmilling dream, having recently upgraded to a new band mill with plans from sawmilling guru Matt Cremona.

Keeping the Harvesting Local

Keeping the Harvesting Local

Veteran Alberta logger Henry Schuurman is part of a group working hard to maintain local jobs through a unique timber logging organization.

Dealing With the Aftermath of Fiona

Dealing With the Aftermath of Fiona

Nova Scotia logging contractor Dana Day and his team are very ably harvesting windthrown timber— damaged by Hurricane Fiona—for Ledwidge Lumber, dealing with some very tangled timber.

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...

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 going...