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We regularly post fresh content to our Into the Woods blog. Some posts are pulled from our print Into the Woods newsletter, and others are online-only exclusives. They range from quick takes on current events, to news and research connected to the New England woods, to stories of the people and places that inspire local forest conservation. Bookmark this page to look for new stories as they're published, or subscribe below to our Into the Woods email bulletin for alerts about new content.

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25Jul

Plans for tallest hybrid timber structure in the world revealed

Preliminary plans were recently revealed for the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world, Architectural Digest announced. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and Vancouver developer PortLiving have teamed up to build a residential building thought to break current records. Details for the project are still under wraps, but it is believed the skyscraper will be the tallest […]
By 36creative • Posted July 25, 2016
09Jun

Construction on UBC’s new wood dormitory begins

Vancouver will soon have the world’s tallest mass-timber building. Construction has begun at the future home of University of British Columbia’s 18 story tall dormitory. At 53 meters tall (173 feet), Brock Commons student housing will be 4 stories taller than Treet in Norway which currently holds the title for tallest mass-timber building. As The […]
By 36creative • Posted June 9, 2016
09Jun

Picnic Celebration a Success!

Between the beautiful weather, engaging speakers, a delicious picnic lunch, tours of full-scale engineered wood building models, and canoeing on Long Lake, New England Forestry Foundation’s Annual Meeting Picnic Celebration was a resounding success! On Saturday, June 4th, over 75 supporters, board members, and community members from around New England gathered at NEFF’s headquarters in […]
By 36creative • Posted June 9, 2016
02Jun

Mass Timber Conference presentations now available

In case you miss the Mass Timber Conference in Portland, Oregon in March, now is your opportunity to watch full length videos of the presentations from the three day event! The Forest Business Network just released the first batch of presentations on their YouTube channel. reThink Wood, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, and Vaagen sponsored the […]
By 36creative • Posted June 2, 2016
27May

CBS Sunday Morning looks at tall wood buildings

CBS Sunday Morning produced a segment on skyscrapers and wood buildings are discussed! Watch the whole segment below or watch from when they begin talking about wood buildings (around 2:47). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SauGJxPDD_U
By 36creative • Posted May 27, 2016
19May

NEFF to investigate new uses for New England wood products

LITTLETON, May 18, 2016- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service has awarded a Wood Innovations Grant to New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) in Littleton, MA to analyze the potential for manufacturing engineered wood products in New England. The study will set the stage for expanded local production of wood products that are being […]
By 36creative • Posted May 19, 2016
16May

NPR discusses CLT in Northwest

National Public Radio’s (NPR) Morning Edition presented a segment on the growing popularity of cross-laminated timber in Oregon. Last week, David Greene and Rachael McDonald hosted the broadcast, “New Technology Could Revive Pacific Northwest’s Ailing Timber Industry.” McDonald opened the segment with a tour of the new Albina Yard with Thomas Robinson, architect and founder […]
By 36creative • Posted May 16, 2016
03May

Senators introduce wood buildings bill

Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Mike Crapo (ID) introduced a bill yesterday focused on various components of tall wood buildings. The Timber Innovation Act (S. 2892) is designed to help accelerate research, development and construction of wood buildings in the United States. New England Forestry Foundation, along with over 75 organizations such as The American Wood Council, […]
By 36creative • Posted May 3, 2016
18Apr

France plans to build first wooden towers in Bordeaux

France is gearing up to make the country’s first tall timber construction in the form of two towers. The pair of wooden towers are planned to be 50 and 57 meters high (164 and 187 feet) and will built in the center of the city by Bordeaux Euratlantique. Global Construction Review details the plans which include […]
By 36creative • Posted April 18, 2016
14Apr

Mass timber building tour an informational start

With the Mass Timber Conference in Oregon officially concluded, NEFF’s Emily Kingston reflects back on the conference’s kick-off event: an all day tour of Portland’s leading mass timber buildings. Emily, NEFF’s Build It With Wood project coordinator, joined 100 other conference attendees in donning hard hats as they explored Portland on an all-day tour. The mass timber buildings […]
By 36creative • Posted April 14, 2016