US Doubles Tariffs on Canadian Softwood Lumber and Contractors Expect Higher Prices

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US Doubles Tariffs on Canadian Softwood Lumber and Contractors Expect Higher Prices

The Biden administration’s US Commerce Dept. on Nov. 24 followed through with expected anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber producers, placing tariffs of 17.99% on their imports, more than twice the rate of 8.99% during the Trump administration. “These unjustified duties harm Canadian communities, businesses, and workers,” said Mary Ng, Canada’s minister of international

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Into the woods: Two misconceptions about forests

As I write this, Chittenden County is settling into winter, last night’s rain notwithstanding. As December progresses you might start to hear the buzzing of chainsaws and the thrum of skidders in the woods, logs piling up by the side of your road. You might see a forest that you know and love change; the

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Vermont Food System Plan Brief Highlight

Agroforestry Product Brief The Vermont Food System Plan Product Brief on Agroforestry describes the multiple benefits provided by the deliberate management of trees, crops, and livestock in one area to enhance the health and economic viability of cropland and pastureland. Agroforestry practices can help farmers increase the viability of their existing businesses as well as to

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Connecting People to Place, Middlebury Grads Return to VT to Start Woodworking Business

By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network When three friends at Middlebury College couldn’t find the perfect gift for their boss, they decided to make something special. Nathaniel Klein, Jacob Freedman, and Alex Gemme wanted to thank their supervisor at the Middlebury Snow Bowl for helping them establish a scholarship program. “We had such a

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Several new detections of EAB in Vermont

Several new detections of EAB in Vermont have expanded existing Infested Areas, including into two new counties. The new detections were found in the towns of Hartford (White River Junction), Brookfield, and Belvidere. The Hartford detection is the first in Windsor County, although there were already areas within Windsor County that were within 10-miles of a New Hampshire EAB infestation. The new detection in Belvidere is the first in Lamoille County, although there were already areas within Lamoille County that

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Environmentally-Friendly Log Treatment Technology Tested in Maryland

Last week, new, clean, energy-efficient log treatment technology produced a test log shipment in Maryland, potentially making the state a global link in the veneer log market. The technology, developed for pre-shipment and quarantine log treatment, prepared a test shipment on Wednesday, November 10, at the Mill Creek Lumber/Polo Pallet Manufacturing Company in Elkton, Maryland.

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Identification and Treatment of Invasive Insects

Forest pests are accumulating in the United States at a rate of 2.5 new pests and pathogens a year – and once they are here, they can be hard to eradicate. According to the June 2021 update from the State of Vermont’s Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, the state observed sightings of Emerald Ash

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Carbon Markets: An Emerging Opportunity for Forest Landowners INRS’ Eric Kingsley was the keynote speaker at this year’s Massachusetts Forest Alliance annual meeting. Kingsley discussed carbon markets and how they may present an opportunity for many forest landowners (note – the most popular programs currently require significant acreage, but programs for smaller landowners are emerging). Kingsley’s presentation

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