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Prepare your trees for summer storm season

Preparing for summer storms is not always easy as the weather can be unpredictable. Cleanup from summer storms can also equate to increased overtime, so it is important that grounds professionals be as proactive as possible when it comes to weather changes and preparation....

source: By Jeannea Jones
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While using cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a common building practice in Europe, the engineered wood product is still catching on in the United States. In Columbia Falls, Montana, SmartLam is running one of the first CLT production facilities in North America, whereas builders...

source: Flathead Beacon

Lumber price concerns have surpassed labor issues as the top supply-side headwind constraining home construction growth. Nonetheless, along with the tight availability of loans and land, the growing cost and scarcity of labor continues to be a significant challenge for builders,...

source: LinkedIn

A beetle that has killed millions of acres of pines in southern forests is munching its way north, and new research suggests its tree-killing prowess could be magnified in cooler climes. Once unheard-of north of Delaware, southern pine beetles have been steadily expanding...

source: The Associated Press via KPVI-TV

There is a lot of debate about forest-sourced biomass energy production, especially within the environmental community. Some seem to be categorically opposed to the idea, while others believe there is enough material to support biomass...

source: Sierra Forest Legacy

The Lolo National Forest in western Montana wants make the best of last year's 160,000-acre Rice Ridge fire by logging some trees. This week, the forest released an environmental assessment proposing to log more than 5,600...

source: Missoula Current

Puerto Rico's forests are still recovering from Hurricane Maria. Local scientists estimate that one out of five trees in the El Yunque National Forest were lost during or after the storm. Widespread forest restoration and monitoring efforts are underway. But that work isn't...

source: United States Department of Agriculture/Southern Research Station

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