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Coalition to study beetle-killed timber


October 23, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The University of Northern British Columbia is joining forces with the University of Victoria and the Pulp and Pape…

The University of Northern British Columbia is joining forces with the University of Victoria and the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada to establish a $6 million research lab to further research issues relating to wood quality.

According to a report by the Prince George Citizen, the lab will be called Evalu Tree, and will look at the ramifications of the mountain pine beetle on timber uses, and will seek to identify potential new uses for the wood.

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“Evalu Tree has the potential to revolutionize B.C.’s forest industry,” the Citizen reported UNBC forestry professor Ian Hartley as saying.


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