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Last week I discussed the first federal Lacey Act indictment regarding timber theft in the U.S. While hunting for news stories on U.S. tree theft that might put wood into the commercial supply chain,
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In the last few weeks we had two major updates on the Lacey front. First, Lumber Liquidators filed an SEC report which noted the company may have reached a settlement with the US government. The...
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Many of you have heard me talk before about how the best way to keep a forest healthy is to encourage cutting some of it down. It sounds counter-intuitive in some ways, but as also discussed in the...
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It seems like everyone’s on vacation right now, so it’s a good time to do an index post rather than something new.  Plus it has the added benefit of making my editors work while I get to relax a...
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There are a couple of terms in use now that try to look at the entire life of a product, not just the product itself. These terms often start with “Cradle to ..." The more familiar version is...
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When you first hear “wood chips” you think of biomass, or garden landscaping or paper pulp, right? You think of something like this:   But now, maybe you’ll think of something like...
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I’ve blogged in the past about how we can use universities and colleges as business resources. Well today, one of them is using us as a resource. A student contacted me asking for help...
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"News is about things that happen, not things that don’t happen. We never see a reporter saying to the camera, 'Here we are, live from a country where a war has not broken out'—or a city that has...
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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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