Forester’s Blog: Cellulose Nanomaterials

Rayon was invented in the mid-1800s and was manufactured as a fabric in the US starting in 1911. It was called “artificial silk” until 1924, when the name rayon was adopted. Today, rayon is often used to make clothing, such as this dress.

August 16th, 2022|


Did you know, that under certain conditions, wolves can hear as far as six miles (9.6 km) away in the forest and ten miles (16 km) on the open tundra?

January 17th, 2014|

Spread Holiday Cheer and Sustainable Forestry

As the holiday season gets into full swing, we’re happy to share our special SFI holiday e-card. Be sure to share it with others to spread a little holiday cheer and show your support for responsible forestry.

December 17th, 2013|

Winter in the Woods

For some, the first snowfall has already come, but many of us are about to see the first flakes this week. Tom Haxby of Kingsley, Michigan submitted this picture of Pere Marquette State Forests covered thick in snow last winter.

November 29th, 2013|

Bats are more than just a spooky symbol of Halloween

It's that time of year again when people get into the Halloween spirit with spooky costumes and decorations. Bats, being one of the main symbols of Halloween, are often perceived as scary yet they are one of our most important mammals.

October 30th, 2013|

Sustainability at the Heart of Packaging Innovation

Last week I attended Packaging Strategies' Sustainable Packaging Forum in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Forum brought together leaders from across industries and specialties to share the latest sustainable packaging practices, business strategies and technologies from around the globe.

October 17th, 2013|

Finding the Sweet Spot for Conservation Partners

If you've ever taken a swing at a golf ball, baseball, or tennis ball, you probably understand the term "sweet spot." It's "the area of a bat, racket, or head of a club that is the most effective part with which to hit a ball".

October 9th, 2013|

Hints Autumn Has Arrived

Fall is officially upon us. John Blake submitted this close-up from Houghton, Mich., where he found early fall colors against an extended summer green. Want to make the most of the fall foliage?

October 4th, 2013|

Timber UK Expo

This week we are at the 3rd Annual Timber Expo in Birmingham, UK, exhibiting  with the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC).

September 27th, 2013|


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