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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
As regions of Kentucky continue to suffer from economic downturns, expanding timer commercialization may be one way to boost state and local economies, said Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pikeville. Combs’ eastern Kentucky district is not the only portion of the state that could see an impact from an expanded timber industry in the...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Mark Wallace is the creator of Wallace Detroit Guitars, instruments made from wood rescued from historic Detroit homes and buildings. “Maybe 18 months ago I started seeing people using reclaimed wood to do interesting things,” Wallace tells us from his Corktown home that doubles as a workshop. “I visited one of the non...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, announced the 16 winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards.  The winners are split over nine categories on the regional and national level.  View the winners in this photo gallery > >
Friday, January 9, 2015
An initiative to develop new sustainable wood projects to support rural economies by constructing a new style of tall buildings was announced at Oregon's Business Leadership Summit. Thomas Maness, dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry, told the gathering that his school is partnering with the University...
Friday, December 19, 2014
Kentuky's bourbon industry is experiencing tremendous growth, with many distilleries using homegrown commodities such as corn to give the spirit a real Kentucky flavor.   But there is another “crop” all producers must use to create true bourbon: White oak for the chard barrels used in the aging process. According to the...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Wisconsin's high quality hardwoods, beautiful pines and skilled workforce helped the state secure the top ranking nationwide in wood furniture manufacturing employment. While other states saw wood furniture industry employment decline, Wisconsin manufacturers increased employment slightly, to 4,144 in 2013, up from 4,040...
Friday, November 28, 2014
Christmas trees likely will cost a little more this year. Six years of decreased demand and low prices put many growers out of business. Those who withstood the downturn are relieved they survived. "I'm awful proud to still be in the Christmas tree business," said Tillman, who ships up to 20,000 trees each fall from nine...
Friday, November 28, 2014
Christmas trees likely will cost a little more this year. Six years of decreased demand and low prices put many growers out of business. Those who withstood the downturn are relieved they survived. "I'm awful proud to still be in the Christmas tree business," said Tillman, who ships up to 20,000 trees each fall from nine...
Friday, November 21, 2014
For years, foresters and conservationists have been trying to create new markets for western juniper in Oregon. The species has overrun some parts of the state, and is sucking scarce water from Oregon’s high desert.  A handful of custom sawmills that are willing to work with the small knotty tree have experimented with...
Friday, November 14, 2014
A coalition led by the Kennebec Land Trust organized a conference today focused on sustainable forestry and its role in Maine’s local economies. The conference discussed the economic value of locally made wood products and the regional dynamics of New England’s forestland and forest products economy. Theresa Kerchner,...

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