Stuff that Grows and Glows
I've got an interesting variety of email questions to answer this week covering veneer, sapwood strength, mold growing on your boards, wood that glows in the dark, as well as some industry news updates.
- IBAMA (Brazilian Forestry Ministry) has decreed that a single document is all that is needed for legal export of timber. That single document has caused all kinds of havoc and is under serious fire as a short sighted regulation.
- Also, actual terrorists are now banning logging in addition to single use plastics. Eco-Terrorist is now a very literal term.
- China has signed legislation to protect its forests for the first time
- FSC COC certification does make the credit system make more sense
- Mike asks how to start asking questions about lumber origins at your local dealer.
- Paul wants to know where to buy veneer
- John has mold on his air drying lumber
- Adam has Black Locust that glows under a black light
- James wants to harvest his Loblolly Pines and wonders if the wood is any good
- Nate has questions about Walnut sapwood strength