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Got hardwoods? Wood: The green fiber. The Incredible Renewable Resource. Those are variations on familiar “checkoff” programs—“Got Milk?” "Pork. The Other White Meat." "The Incredible,
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The last two weeks provided some interesting statistics on the state of the world’s forests. This week, I wanted to point your attention to a number of recent articles on another use for forests,
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Last week I directed you to a useful WWF resource, and this week I want to send you to review some info on FSC, the Forest Stewardship Council. Twice a year they are now putting out a “Market Info...
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Regular readers know I’m a big fan of the WWF and the WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN). The reason why is here in the opening announcement for their new newsletter: “The WWF Forest...
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The last few weeks have provided information about pulling pigments from fungus with the intent to use them to dye products, eventually in industrial applications. (You can click these links to see...
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OSU professor Sara C. Robinson has been telling us about her research into “spalting.” (See Part 1 and Part 2 of our posts so far with Sara.) Sara, as noted, I’ve always associated spalting...
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We’re talking about natural pigments pulled from funky fungi with OSU professor Sara C. Robinson (read Part 1 of our talk here) and she’s got an idea to put more fungus in the wood…. Fungus is...
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She’s telling me that she wants to add mold and fungus to my wood floors? I must not be hearing this right! But apparently Oregon State University professor Sara C. Robinson thinks this could be...
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Last week was spent in St. Louis (my first time there) at the NWFA Expo. My congrats and my thanks to the entire staff for a great event—well organized, fun and informative. Here are a few shots...
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So I’ve been talking standards these last few weeks—ASTM and ANSI, etc. I noted in the ASTM post that these standards are often old and outdated. It is very important we regularly check our...
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