Annoucements & Upcoming Events

Table research projects in progress 2016-2017
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Table research projects completed 2015-2016
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Table research projects completed 2014-2015
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Table research projects completed 2013-2014
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Hardwood bucking workshops
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Pour les membres FPInnovations seulement


GLSL Biomass Impacts and Opportunities Study/ Partnership Meeting and Field Tour
October 28-30, 2013 Petawawa
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Canadian Woodlands Fall Meeting /Northern Hardwood Research Institute Symposium
October 1-2, 2013 Edmunston,New-Brunswick
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Webinar : «Hardwood Research Initiative Program» Circulating Research Results
May 23th 2013
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Research Needs Definition Workshop
April 24 and 25, 2012 – Quebec City
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Forum bois d'apparence, s'ouvrir au marché non résidentiel (in French only)
September 8, 2011 – Quebec city
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Hardwood Management Tour
October 19-21, 2010 – Mattawa & Huntsville, Ontario
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Hardwood initiative workshop
September 21 and 22, 2010 – Fredericton, Nouveau-Brunswick
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Solutions pour l'aménagement des forêts feuillus(in French only)
June 15, 2010 – Mont-Laurier, Quebec
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Research initiative
for improving the competitiveness of the hardwood industry in eastern Canada


The Eastern Canadian hardwood lumber industry is globally uncompetitive due to the limited availability of quality raw material combined with the difficult economic situation. In 2009, FPInnovations launched the Eastern Hardwood Research Initiative to help maximize the hardwood value chain.

The purpose of this initiative was to:

  1. study the entire hardwood value chain from forest to end product,
  2. gain better knowledge of the hardwood resource,
  3. propose improved, integrated strategies and processes that will benefit both industry and end users,
  4. offer environmentally sustainable and cost effective solutions.

The initiative included representatives of the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario. Phase 1, which was completed in May 2013, received federal government support under the Transformative Technologies Program.

Key Objectives

  • Propose forest management strategies for the hardwood forests that meet industrial needs without compromising forest sustainability and ecosystem integrity principles.
  • Transform the hardwood lumber industry into a client-focused industrial structure.
  • Optimize the hardwood product value chain.