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Archives for the ‘Tree Talk Blog’ category - 2014


David Lindsday Heashot Close

The Forest Industry Innovation Eco-system

March 6, 2014 Tree Talk Blog No comments

by David Lindsay, President and CEO

It never ceases to amaze me how much science and technology there is in the forest industry.  From the tree seedlings and harvesting practices in the forest, through to new products and uses of the fibre at the other end, our companies are constantly innovating and improving. 

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Catherine Cobden, presenting on a panel

The Forest Industry: A Green Contributor to Canada’s Energy Future

March 4, 2014 Tree Talk Blog No comments

By Catherine Cobden, Executive Vice-President, Forest Products Association of Canada

I was pleased that the Forest Products Association of Canada was invited to take part in the Canadian Energy Innovation Summit held in late February in Toronto. The summit was a valuable input to the provincial and territorial “Council of the Federation” efforts to develop a diversified Canadian Energy Strategy to help drive economic development and job creation while improving our environmental performance.

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Photo of Ken Shields

A POTENTIAL BIO-BONANZA FROM BEETLE KILL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

February 18, 2014 Tree Talk Blog No comments

​By Ken Shields, CEO and President Conifex Timber

Recently  I had the pleasure of returning to my home town of Prince George BC to address the Natural Resources Forum, a gathering that provides an opportunity for a cross section of forestry, mining, energy, and pipeline industry officials to liaise with representatives of the Government of British Columbia as well as First Nations Leaders.

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WELCOME TO 2014 AND A FORWARD AGENDA FOR THE FOREST INDUSTRY

February 7, 2014 Tree Talk Blog No comments

​As 2014 gets underway, and the global economy continues to climb back out of the depths of the 2008 economic crash, things are looking up for the forest products industry.   The International Monetary Fund (IMF) just published their most recent forecast and estimated that global economic output will grow by 3.7 percent.  The United States economy, which is still our industry’s most important export market, is expected to grow by 2.8 percent. China, our fastest growing customer for forest products, is predicted to grow by 7.5 percent.

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Etienne Belanger, Director of Forestry, FPAC

REACHING OUT TO ABORIGINAL YOUTH

January 23, 2014 Tree Talk Blog No comments

Guest Blogger
Etienne Bélanger, Director of forestry, FPAC

Over the last few decades, growing recognition of Aboriginal skills and constitutionally protected interests in land and natural resources has led to an increase in Aboriginal involvement in forest management decisions.

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