logs and lumberIn a recent post, What Turkeys Can Teach Us About B.C. Timber Supply Complaints, PFLA summarized some observations and complaints gleaned from our participation in a number of public and industry forums with both the business community and the forest industry about the future of forests and fibre supply availability in British Columbia.

Interestingly enough, at about the same time, on the other side of the world, the Tasmanian Blackwood Growers Society was writing about their amazement at the echoes a recent softwood lumber dispute story published in the Financial Post has for their country.

“It seems the forest industry has the same problems around the world,” begins Gordon Bradbury before providing a brief analysis of the parallels between the Canadian and Tasmanian situations. He concludes, “and here we are in Tasmania with exactly the same problem, but we don’t have a trade partner like the USA to kick our stupid butt!”

To read the complete article, Canada–United States softwood lumber dispute, please follow the link.