We harvest ash trees in the production of our thermally modified wood. Most of the ash trees used in our production have been killed off due to the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle, an invasive beetle that was initially found in our province of Ontario in 2002. Move forward to today and all Ash trees across […]
Thermal modification, which is an emerging, chemical-free technology in the U.S., can add substantial value to wood.
The forest products industry is vital to the economic health of many regions of the U.S.; however, in many areas wood harvest volumes remain well below sustainable harvest levels, leading to some negative, cascading effects across the industry, such as lower economic returns from forest land and increased wildfire hazards. One way to incentivize increased […]
Opportunities are expanding for alternative environmentally friendly wood materials being used in the construction marketplace both in the United States and Canada and one such wood technology called “thermal modification” is gaining it’s fair share of attention. Recently at the AIA (American Institute of Architects) convention and trade show in Minneapolis thermally modified wood made […]
Using appropriate technology and new materials has created new resources for sustainable designers who are solving environmental challenges. The AIA is beginning a program that will allow architects to track green materials and methods, to help architects choose materials for healthier and more efficient buildings. Full Story: BNP Media