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So here we are, coming up toward the end of another year, so I think it’s time to wrap up the six years of blogging with one final big index! This will be my last regular post here, but I’ve told...
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My first blog was August in 2010. That’s six years of posts and well, I think it’s time to take a bit of a break. I’ll come back now and then because I do like the team at the newly christened...
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What is “gate wood?” Generally gate wood refers to logs brought to a sawmill that were not pre-ordered, purchased as standing timber or ordered under contract by the mill. Usually offered by...
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“Due Diligence Required” is NOT another post about the Lacey Act. Rather this is a followup post to last week's blog post about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Last week we looked at how...
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So the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been in the news quite a bit and since Indonesia just made their first FLEGT shipment, I thought I’d take a quick look at what the TPP might mean for the...
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On the other side of the world something extraordinary is happening today. Today, November 15th, Indonesia is making the first ever—not just their first, but the first EVER from ANYWHERE—FLEGT...
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I am going to wrap up our recent look at certification programs with two visuals. These are from recent online reports by both organizations and you can click on the images for the actual reports...
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As noted in last week’s blog, the FSC stylized “tick tree” mark is going to be recognized by many consumers. But with so many companies being CoCed but with so little actual available FSC...
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FSC: Forest Stewardship Council is probably the best known forest certification system, at least among regular consumers. And all surveys show that brand recognition is on the increase as is both...
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We’ve been looking at some of the national standards under PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. Last week we did North America and of course most of Europe will have...
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