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August 2019

Modified Wood Market to Expand in Outdoor Uses
The global modified wood market is slated for robust revenue growth during the course of next few years, according to Persistence Market Research, a research and consulting firm. Over the projection period 2018-2026, global modified wood market revenue will expand at a solid CAGR of 9.6 percent. Most of the demand for modified wood will be accounted by the residential sector of the construction industry, as indicated by their report.
New California Rice Straw-Based MDF Plant to Start Production This Fall
CalPlant I, the $315 million rice straw-based MDF plant now under construction north of Sacramento, is scheduled to begin production this fall, according to CalPlant CEO Jerry Uhland.
It's Alive! Tree Stumps Might Not Actually Be Dead

Some tree stumps are dead. But some are alive. Auckland University of Technology researcher Sebastian Leuzinger was hiking through a New Zealand forest when he noticed a tree stump with living tissue sprouting from it. But how could a tree stump survive without green foliage?


  Wood of the month  
The high contrast between the golden body and the much darker streaks give it an appearance somewhat similar to natural marble, hence the common name of “Marblewood” for this species.
Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers. It comes from being open to all the questions.  

-Earl Gray Stevens

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