Lumber from trees may be a material of the past -- K Trade Fair

Lumber from trees may be a material of the past


It's summertime and you might be sitting out on your deck reading your online PlasticsToday NewsFeed on your laptop or iPad or iPhone, thinking that this past winter was pretty hard on that wooden deck and railing. Maybe you're chiding yourself for not getting out the sealant or the paint and taking on that nasty chore of beautifying and protecting your deck.

Well, a recent article in a Canadian newspaper The Province said that a "Supreme Court of Canada ruling on aboriginal land could eventually have as severe an impact on North American lumber supply as the mountain pine beetle, RBC Capital Markets warned . . ." It seems that a June 26 ruling relating to a "30-year-plus land dispute between the Tsilhqot'in Nation and the British Columbia and Canadian governments entitles the B.C. First Nation to dictate what logging and other activities take place on its newly recognized 1,700 square kilometers of land."

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