Oklahoma’s timber block ordinance ‘a victory for the state’s environment’

Oklahoma is the first state to pass a law banning the use of timber as a building material, a move that critics say could damage the state environment and threaten the livelihoods of thousands of Oklahoma workers.Timber blocks are common in Oklahoma, where the state produces more than half of the country’s timber and is […]

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Why Apple has built its own tree in an abandoned timber creek: A story from the heart of a forgotten town

Apple, which has invested $20 billion in the US timber industry over the last decade, has carved out a spot in a small creek in southern California’s Plum Creek.Its new tree sits in the middle of the creek bed, a short distance from a woodshop that once sold lumber from the area.The company says it […]

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