Thanks to Tree Frog Daily Forestry News for the majority of these news items.

wood based foam Jan 29, 2016 Maybe soon we can say goodbye to polystyrene, the petroleum-based material that is used to make Styrofoam. In what looks like an ordinary bicycle helmet, Swedish designers have replaced Styrofoam with a new shock-absorbing material made with renewable and biodegradable wood-based material. Researcher Lars Wågberg, a professor in Fibre Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, says the wood-based foam material offers comparable properties to Styrofoam. "But even better, it is from a totally renewable resource — something that we can produce from the forest," Wågberg says. That's a big plus for a country where forests are planted and harvested continuously, much like any other cash crop. Read More Read more...

BCForest Safety Council - Safety Alert

Monday, 01 February 2016 15:39

Preventative actions for log truck drivers

By Gordon Hamilton

The announcement was made during the Premier's address at the BC Natural Resources Forum. Read more...

2016 Interior Safety Conference

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 18:16

Choose To Save Lives – Actively Participate in a Safety Culture Read more...

Eye on BC's Forests: The FPB Chair's Message

Monday, 04 January 2016 16:20

"A results-based framework does not focus upon how we get to the result we want to achieve." Tim Ryan Read more...

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