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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...

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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...

Changing Gears – With New Processor

Changing Gears – With New Processor

B.C.’s AAA Logging was used to working with used iron, but it recently changed gears on that strategy, and purchased a new John Deere 2154G tracked processor with a Waratah HTH 622 B head—and hasn’t looked back.

Team Approach to Timber Harvesting

Team Approach to Timber Harvesting

S&S Logging’s Sean Storey says his employees—and suppliers—are all key parts of a successful team approach to harvesting.

Putting the New Line In – Over The Old

Putting the New Line In – Over The Old

Georgia-Pacific has completed upgrades to its Pineland Lumber sawmill, a project that saw the new sawmill line under construction even as the existing sawmill line continued to operate.

B.C.’s KR Logging Adds TimberPro/Log Max Combo

B.C.’s KR Logging Adds TimberPro/Log Max Combo

B.C. logging contractor Kurtus Randle likes to keep his employees happy and busy—and has them working on solid, reliable iron including the newest piece: a TimberPro TL775D harvester equipped with a Log Max 12000XT head.

The “Go-To” Place for Chainsaws..

The “Go-To” Place for Chainsaws..

The Walker Family on Vancouver Island has a rich heritage of meeting loggers’ exacting needs for chain saws, and Walker’s Saw Shop continues to be the “go-to” place for professional fallers—such as Buckin’ Billy Ray Smith—on the island.

October 2023 Update

Serco introduces new 8500-SR32 and 8500-SR34 loaders, offering improvements in material handling Serco Loaders has announced the launch of what the company says are its groundbreaking 8500-SR32 and 8500-SR34 series loaders. The new loaders represent a significant step...

Tech Update – Log Merchandising Systems

Versatile Fab & Machine Versatile Fab & Machine (VFM) has supplied its last five log merchandizers to leading lumber manufacturers such as Canfor, Interfor and Hampton Lumber. Built robust to withstand handling coastal Douglas fir and Southern Yellow Pine, the...

Sure – And Safe – Logging Approach

Sure – And Safe – Logging Approach

Alberta’s Sureway Logging reflects sure stability—and a safe approach, including an award-winning safety record—in an ever-changing forest industry world.