Jump to Navigation


Issue date: 
January 20th, 2011

North American log and lumber exports to China up over 150% in 2010

China has come to the rescue for many sawmills and timberland owners in the US and Canada the past year.

Issue date: 
11 January 2011

California Air Resources Board Grants Forest Clearcutters a Free CO2 Pass

AB32 - Charged with implementing the provisions of A.B.

Issue date: 
January 4, 2011

Forests Stand Taller after UN Climate Negotiations in Cancun

The challenge to delegates at United Nations (UN) climate negotiations in Cancun, Mexico was to “Show Cancun Can!”. And for forests, Cancun did!

Issue date: 
January 8th, 2011

U.S. considering a levy on each Christmas tree sold, including those imported from Canada

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering placing a levy on each Christmas trees sold in the United States, whether they were grown in the U.S. or whether they were imported.

Issue date: 
January 6, 2011

Misreporting on Weyerhaeuser

Timberland and timber REIT (real estate investment trust ) investors continue to wade through "erroneous and underreported analysis in financial outlets" writes Forisk blog which is a forest economics research firm. In a recent article Weyerhaeuser , now structured as a REIT, was called the worst performers in S&P. The Forisk blog show the comparative performance of the three publicly traded timber REITs: Plum Creek (PCL), Rayonier (RYN), Potlatch (PCH); and Weyerhaeuser. Read blogg

There are also reports far more positive about Weyerhaeuser

Issue date: 
January 5, 2011

Argus Launches North American Wood Chip Price Assessments

HOUSTON, USA, Jan 5, 2011 - International energy pricing agency Argus today launched North American wood chip assessments.

Issue date: 
January 06, 2011

Patriot Rail Corp. Completes Acquisition of Weyerhaeuser Company’s Railroads

BOCA RATON, USA, Jan 06, 2011 - Patriot Rail Corp. (“Patriot”), a privately-held short line and regional freight railroad holding company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the six short line railroads belonging to Weyerhaeuser Company, effective December 30, 2010. This acquisition, the largest for Patriot to date, brings to 13 the number of short line railroads currently owned by Patriot Rail.

Issue date: 

The Californian Carbon Market, Forestry and REDD

As we stated in a previous post California, the world’s 8th largest economy, has approved an extensive cap-and-trade carbon trading scheme to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Issue date: 
January 4th, 2011

USA: Biomass Crop Assistance Program

On December 15 2010, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released all the documents necessary to kick off the implementation of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Biomass conversion facilities can now apply for qualifying status.

Issue date: 
December 24, 2010

21 state forests earn top status

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s 21 state forests are managed well enough to join an elite group of public forest lands that are certified as sustainable, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said Thursday.


Subscribe to RSS - USA

by Dr. Radut