The growing market for mass timber

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Author: TJ Martinell

Mass timber has the potential to invigorate rural economies by creating commercial value for certain trees.

In recent years, significant state legislation and building code changes have occurred related to cross-laminated timber (CLT) – also known as mass timber – a product that has the potential to invigorate rural economies by creating commercial value for certain trees.

One driver of its growing popularity are the advantages it provides builders, along with the environmental benefits favored by conservationists. However, it remains to be seen how closely the CLT industry ultimately matches that of a demand study conducted by Forterra, one of the state’s largest conservation organizations.

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