Sawmill and Woodlot Magazine Issue January February 2020

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Tree Syrup in the Wood Lot

Syrup-making is old hat in some regions. The Northeast is renowned for maple syrup, for instance, and birch syrup is a tradition in Alaska and parts of Canada.

Intergenerational Transfer

I remember being the 'young forester' and feeling awkward advising clients twice my age. This was particularly true when they were farmers who had worked their forests for 50 years and knew every trail, ridge, and nearly every tree by name.

Preventing Undesired Moisture Changes After Kiln Drying

After kiln drying, the moisture content (MC) in wood is still subject to change depending on the relative humidity (RH) of the air around the wood. The MC will go up if the RH is high; the MC will go down if the RH is low. The good news is that moisture changes at 80°F storage temperature are perhaps 1/4 as fast as at a kiln temperature of 150°F, at the same RH.

The Power of Social Media in Promoting Forestry Businesses

Sacha Gendron knows that information is both powerful and empowering when married with social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. That's why she has launched a communications company that is helping wood product manufacturers and women involved in the industry tell their stories and expand their reach by filming their efforts and placing them on social media.

Woodpecker News

  • US China Trade Negotiations
  • Russia Leading Exporter of Softwood Lumber
  • Housing Market Updates

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ASK your questions and Sawmill & Woodlot authors will answer them for you. This month's answers to readers' questions on kilns and drying are from Gene Wengert.

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