New species nominations
This episode I catch up on some questions submitted via email and give an update on the Amazon Rainforest fires, a beetle cure, and a lumber laundering scheme.
The CITES convention opens next week and there are several major species being proposed for Appendix I and II. Ipe, Cumaru, Padauk, Pernambuco, and Khaya are all on the docket along with a few others less known species.
In a related story, the famous Cellist, Yo-Yo Ma speaks out against the Appendix I proposal for Pernambuco.
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- Ryan is ready to take his opportunity to harvest a fallen Olive tree
- Vafa is dismayed by the narrow width of 2x12 lumber.
- Dan wonders how Basswood might stack up against Pine.
- Chad wants to source reclaimed softwoods and needs help.