Russian Plywood isn't so easily Traced
Y'all know me and I can't help but editorialize a bit on some of the industry stories that land in my inbox. Russian plywood is still being imported into the US and I wonder if it can be stopped. One would like to think it is possible but as with every story like this, the reality is a lot more complicated. This is an email grab bag episode yet somehow it all ties together neatly with random topics like a log scaler, exotic wood dust, and kiln drying already air dried lumber. Enjoy all the lumber industry goodness!
- Possibly good news in the fight against the EAB
- Russian plywood is still being imported to the US, can it be stopped?
- Rice University is removing Lignin and replacing with a carbon sequestering material that strengthens the wood.
- Eli implores us to be safe on the roadside logging attempts
- Andrew sent a voicemail disagreeing with me on my Shawshank Oak opinion
- Paul shares his opinion on the Shawshank Oak story with a business story of his own.
- Jacob (remember Jacob) shared how much an unsealed log has checked after laying on the ground for more than 5 years
- Kyle asks about the orange fine dust coming off Ipe as he planes it
- Chris asks about kiln drying his already air dried lumber to prevent bugs.
- Bryan asks about the log scaler and what their role in the lumber industry is. This question might also have some bearing on the Shawshank Oak issue with regards to the value of current inventory.
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