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EvaluTree takes off


January 30, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The week of January 22 marked the official opening of EvaluTree. The wood and fibre quality analysis facility is a …

The week of January 22 marked the official opening of EvaluTree. The wood and fibre quality analysis facility is a venture shared by Paprican, the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Victoria.

Funded by the BC knowledge Development Fund, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Paprican, EvaluTree will provide forest researchers with cutting-edge wood and fibre analytical tools and applied technologies.

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EvaluTree’s primary role is to provide research capacity in wood and fibre analysis and it will work to extend its collaboration to researchers within Canada.

“EvaluTree has already allowed us to significantly speed up our efforts to address the issues in the pulp and paper industry caused by the mountain pine beetle infestation in BC,” David MacDonald, VP of research and education at Paprican said of the facility’s progress to date, “and with the installation of SilviScan, allows us to work with a global network of wood quality experts, which includes Europe and Australia.”


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