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East Texas region: “wood basket” of the nation

Posted on: April 12th, 2019

New building codes for the use of mass wood products continue to spell good news for Southern Pine forestland owners. According to Houston Chronicle writer, R.A. Schuetz, the revised building codes have the potential to transform both foresting communities and cityscapes. “We are very excited about it,” Schuetz’s story quotes Texas Forestry Association President Rob Hughes. […]

New businesses are positive signs for forest industry

Posted on: July 13th, 2018

  Photo reproduced by permission of RoyOMartin. All rights reserved. Anyone looking for economic signs of optimism regarding the East Texas and Louisiana forest industry need look no farther than recent news regarding two new timber-related businesses. Celebrating a May grand opening in Corrigan, Texas, the Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. plant created 165 direct jobs and […]

Nature’s Beauty often followed by economic and safety issues

Posted on: January 19th, 2018

Sleet, snow, and ice … Sub-freezing temperatures create magnificent visual beauty in nature as they did this week in East Texas and Louisiana. The artistic snapshots are a picturesque part of nature’s biological balance and wildlife habitat maintenance and can result in economic losses, forest management problems, and safety concerns. When the beauty thaws, the […]