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BC Timber Supply Stymies Canfor

After thorough analysis of the persistent shortage of economically available timber and challenging operating conditions in northern British Columbia, Canfor Corp. announced the permanent closure of its Polar sawmill in Bear Lake, BC and the suspension of its planned reinvestment in Houston, BC. This follows the announcement by subsidiary company, Canfor Pulp, that one line of production will be indefinitely curtailed at the Northwood Pulp Mill.

New Northwest Pellet Mill Gains Approval

New Northwest Pellet Mill Gains Approval Air quality officials recently issued a final notice and approval for an air quality permit at a new wood pellet manufacturing plant to be built by Pacific Northwest Renewable Energy (PNWRE) on a 60 acre site leased from the...

Collins Sues PG&E Over Dixie Fire

Collins Pine Co. and several affiliated companies have filed a lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric utility seeking compensation for property and business losses stemming from the Dixie Fire in July 2021, which was caused by PG&E’s equipment and negligent operations, according to the complaint.

New From Waratah: H216 Hardwood Head

Waratah Forestry Equipment has added to the 200 series lineup with the H216—a new two-roller head built for hardwood. The H216 is strong enough to handle the toughest tree forms with accuracy and efficiency. Its simple design with excellent feed power, delimbing, and large cut capacity provide productive tree harvesting. Weighing in at 3,296 lb., the H216 is ideal for hardwood harvesting, late or final thinnings. Floating roller arms allow for superior and easy tree horizontal movement and easy log transport through the head. High performance single or multi-speed options keep timber moving quickly.

Oregon Undertaking Forest Workforce Study

As part of its education funding bill, Oregon is undertaking a forestry workforce study. Led by Associated Oregon Loggers’ Amanda Sullivan-Astor, forest policy manager, who was instrumental in its passage, the legislation tasked the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission to evaluate the forest sector workforce and analyze career paths, capacities, demographics, benefits, needs, recruitment and retention.

Prairie Wood Products Closes Due To FS Transport Grant Dispute

Prairie Wood Products Closes Due To FS Transport Grant Dispute Claiming that a change in policy concerning the use of Forest Service grant money for transportation costs, Prairie Wood Products in Prairie City, Ore. suspended operations in March citing a disagreement...

McCarthy Tire Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

McCarthy Tire Service has announced a new partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a national nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking.

Sponsored Content Provided By BARKO

Bright Star Auctions is excited to announce our Fall Appalachian Consignment Auction in Elkin, NC. The auction will be held on November 18 at 9 AM at Pirate’s Landing Restaurant. The Equipment yard is located right beside the restaurant at 260 Elkin Wildlife Rd, Elkin NC…

Idaho Health Group Plan Keeps Growing

Idaho Health Group Plan Keeps Growing A note in the March-April Idaho Logger publication of the Associated Logging Contractors-Idaho loggers association says the group’s health plan that launched August 1, 2023 is showing good growth with more than 200 individuals now...

New From Tigercat: Triangulated Harvesting Head

In late September 2023, visitors to the Pacific Logging Congress, a live demo event held in Washington state, got a sneak peak of the new Tigercat 573 harvesting head processing logs on the end of a Tigercat 875E logger. Since then, multiple units have been testing in far flung regions from Alberta to Australia and the results are in. The 573 is shaping up to be a high performing, reliable head for roadside processing and harvesting.

Sponsored Content Provided By BARKO

Sponsored Content Provided By BARKO

Bright Star Auctions is excited to announce our Fall Appalachian Consignment Auction in Elkin, NC. The auction will be held on November 18 at 9 AM at Pirate’s Landing Restaurant. The Equipment yard is located right beside the restaurant at 260 Elkin Wildlife Rd, Elkin NC…

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Idaho Health Group Plan Keeps Growing

Idaho Health Group Plan Keeps GrowingA note in the March-April Idaho Logger publication of the Associated Logging Contractors-Idaho loggers association says the group’s health plan that...

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New From Tigercat: Triangulated Harvesting Head

New From Tigercat: Triangulated Harvesting Head

In late September 2023, visitors to the Pacific Logging Congress, a live demo event held in Washington state, got a sneak peak of the new Tigercat 573 harvesting head processing logs on the end of a Tigercat 875E logger. Since then, multiple units have been testing in far flung regions from Alberta to Australia and the results are in. The 573 is shaping up to be a high performing, reliable head for roadside processing and harvesting.

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AOL Health Insurance Now Available In Oregon

Following approval from Oregon’s Division of Financial Regulation at the end of 2023, Associated Oregon Loggers is now offering logger health plans through the association. The new AOL Association Insurance Program, offered by a partnership between the AOL Health Benefits Trust and the insurance provider, Health Net of Oregon.

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Equipment Innovator Paul Bell Dies At 66

Equipment Innovator Paul Bell Dies At 66

Researchers in Colorado over a 10 year period have determined that forest thinning opens up canopies and benefits key tree pollinators by allowing more flower and shrub species that attract and sustain bee populations. Biologists from Colorado State and Utah State studied 15 thinned and 15 unthinned forest plots and found more species diversity and better overall forest health in the thinned tracts…

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Redesigned From Husqvarna: 562 XP Mark II

Redesigned From Husqvarna: 562 XP Mark II

Leveraging Husqvarna’s expertise in tree care and engineering to design a product that dominates in even the most challenging work environments, the 562 XP Mark II is the result of a new generation of Husqvarna chain saws. The 562 XP Mark II features a new and improved engine design plus AutoTune 3.0 technology for easier starting. It boasts an enhanced power-to-weight ratio and an ergonomic body design for unbeatable handling and maneuverability…

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Morbark Unveils BVR, TW Series Brush Chippers

Morbark Unveils BVR, TW Series Brush Chippers

Morbark has unveiled the all NEW “BVR” line of hand-fed brush chippers at this year’s TCI Expo, in St. Louis, Mo. Alongside the BVR lineup, visitors found 6- and 8-in. brush chippers from Timberwolf. Timberwolf, an Alamo Group company, is headquartered in Suffolk, UK, and will be marketed in the U.S. as the Morbark TW series, beginning the first quarter of 2024.

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New From Olofsfors: EX Tracks

New From Olofsfors: EX Tracks

EX Tracks from Olofsfors are designed for the toughest and steepest conditions where traction is the primary requirement. The cross member is shaped in such a way that it provides extreme traction in deep snow, steep slopes and rocky terrain…

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