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Lakehead University will be releasing landscape digital maps this winter providing in-depth information to industry and government on the attributes, quality and value of Northern Ontario forests.
Digital wood maps will be boon to industryMat Leitch is applying some mining industry-like analytics to determine the real value of the wood resource base in northwestern Ontario.The Lakehead University associate professor and his woods sciences research team have been using an acoustics machine to bounce sound waves off trees to record their mechanical and physical properties in a digital mapping exercise that will add a new layer of intelligence to forestry planning and harvesting.“We have no idea of the quality and the value of the ...


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Big Pic Forest receives FSC certification
A Crown forest management corporation has obtained chain of custody certification for the Big Pic Forest in northwestern Ontario.The Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation (NFMC), on the north shore of Lake Superior, announced it secured the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification on ...
Northwest sawmill restarts after five-year hiatus
Five years after it was mothballed, EACOM’s sawmill in Ear Falls in northwestern Ontario fired up for production in early August.“Now is the time to start producing some wood,” said general manager Harrison Wicks.The Montreal-based forestry giant has invested more than $5 million to retrofit the pl...
Digital wood maps will be boon to industry
Mat Leitch is applying some mining industry-like analytics to determine the real value of the wood resource base in northwestern Ontario.The Lakehead University associate professor and his woods sciences research team have been using an acoustics machine to bounce sound waves off trees to record th...
Fledgling wood pellet maker preps for European exports
Budding wood pellet producer Rentech Inc. is counting on a new Quebec City marine terminal to be an important logistical cornerstone of its Wawa operation.By way of a 15-year contract with Quebec Stevedoring, the Los Angeles-based company intends to move pellets through a dedicated storage and vess...


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