Future of the Forest Industry Series by the Telegraph Journal – Research taps into forestry possibilities
Wed. Feb 1 2012
Byline: Chris Morris
FREDERICTON - From budworm-resistant trees, to perfumes made from smelly pulp effluent, to bio-pharma and bio-fuels, innovative, bio-tech breakthroughs are shaking Canada's forestry sector to its roots.
People working in the industry, whether they're in charge of large forest companies or private woodlots, are realizing there's more to trees than wood.
"As far as new products go, we all have heard that there has to be more to our forests than just lumber and pulp," said Peggy McDougall, a professional forester who helps look after a 5,500-acre woodlot at Thulium Farm in south-eastern New Brunswick.
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