Tag: Trees

Good grief! Could fresh Christmas trees be COVID’s next shortage?

Much like toilet paper, yeast and freezers before them, Christmas trees could be hard to score this year because of the pandemic. There’s a longstanding shortage in Canada’s supply of fresh trees that when coupled with an anticipated heightened demand could leave some families feeling like victims of the Grinch. “It is an odd year,”…

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

VANCOUVER – High log prices and dwindling timber supply are driving the crisis in British Columbia’s forestry industry that has devastated communities and kneecapped the provincial economy, observers say. Companies have announced shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen mills in the province, putting hundreds out of work and slashing economic growth predictions. Advocates…