Category Archives: Tree Harvests

Independent review of forestry announced in Nova Scotia budget address

“Government will also appoint an independent expert to review our forestry practices to ensure we strike the right balance for our forests. This review will get underway as soon as possible, starting first in the western region. No future long-term … Continue reading

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Monday Feb. 27, 2017: The Forested Wetlands Project

A developing Forested Wetlands Project will be the topic of a presentation by Logan Gray and Sydney Bliss to Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society, 7:30 p.m. at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History in Halifax; all welcome. View Details “Forested … Continue reading

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LED Christmas lights are good for Christmas trees!

Nova Scotia derives a lot of benefits from its Christmas tree industry, based almost entirely on the fragrant, dark green balsam fir with its distinctive, long flat needles. Lunenburg claims the title of The Balsam Fir Christmas Tree Capital of … Continue reading

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From molecules and cells to trees, forests, and tall buildings made of wood

Of all of the existing and potential uses of forest products, use of wood in construction is seemingly the most compatible with using our forests and forest products to sequester carbon and building on the natural strengths of a species … Continue reading

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Hefler Forest Products on the block

The CH reports that “A mystery buyer is kicking the tires ahead of inking a deal in January for all of iconic lumber company Hefler Forest Products’ assets in Sackville.” Hefler is a 150 year old company located in Sackville, … Continue reading

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Reassurance that our forest industry is valuable, diverse and sustainable

In an Op-ed titled “A contractor’s perspective on forestry”, Calvin Archibald, president of Next Generation Forest Management Ltd. argues that while forestry in Nova Scotia is high risk (“We have been a supplier to StoraEnso, Julimar, MacTara and New Page, … Continue reading

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Digby area foresters look to Finland to address issues in NS forestry

A small group of foresters from the Digby area including Harold Alexander “who has worked the woods in Digby County for more than 30 years, and four other will travel to Finland. The group will attempt to learn why that … Continue reading

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Dubious claim: forest harvests in Nova Scotia are aligned with nature-based requirements

“We have now developed tools that ensure that all harvest treatments are aligned with the nature-based requirements of Nova Scotia’s lands.” – Statement under Goal 13 in the Five-year Progress Report on the 2011-2020 Natural Resources Strategy released Aug 16, … Continue reading

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EAC: Government kills key forestry commitments

A document released by the Ecology Action Centre documents key steps backwards in the Nova Scotia government’s commitments to the 2011-2012 Natural Resources Strategy for forestry as expressed in the 5-year update released 2 days ago. “The update indicated that … Continue reading

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All is well, apparently, with Forest Biomass & Forest Harvesting in NS

NS Energy Minister Michel Samson reassured Peter Ritchie recently that “We recognize that the science around forest biomass carbon accounting is evolving” and that “harvest of primary forest products for all uses from Nova Scotia… remains within sustainable harvesting levels” … Continue reading

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