Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:27 pm
by Lucas
dbhguru wrote:Joe,

I agree. I have never seen a weeviled Norway spruce in Mass either. Strange.

Bob


THERE WAS AN ARTICLE ON NS IN THE NEW ATLANTIC FORESTRY MAG.

From memory...

They were discussing its new approval as structural lumber in Canada. Plantations that were started 100 years ago are starting to come on line as timber. It grows 50 % faster than native spruce and is very hard to tell from white spruce. The fast growth lead to concerns about lumber strength so a lot of testing was done before it was listed as the first approved non native structural lumber source.

Porcupines target it badly but not as badly as white pine weevil which infects up to 80%. It destroyed many lots.

I will post the article if I find a way to.