September 21, 2020 Wood decay (rot) is a common concern, especially in Oregon. It is well known that wood must be protected before, during and after construction. We frequently communicate with building professionals who need to prevent decay in their projects. With so much research on...

August 25, 2020 The Freres family recently went back to the classroom. More specifically, they visited the Freres Family Classroom in the new George W. Peavy Forest Science Center at Oregon State University. The Center opened  in 2020 following years of planning and construction. The new...

August 3, 2020 Freres’ newly released Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Mass Plywood Panels (MPP), has shown exciting results regarding the environmental sustainability of MPP. Before diving into these results, it may be helpful to review what an LCA is. What is an LCA? LCA represents a method...

And on the eighth day, God looked down on the earth he had created and said, “I need an old school conservationist, someone who will care for the forests I’ve created, someone who understands that I planted these forests for man’s pleasure and needs.” So, God...

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