Forestry is delivering a massive economic benefit to the Gisborne region in New Zealand and, with an expected boom in log exports, by 2020 one in 10 people could earn a living from the sector, according to a new economic study.
WWF’s Living Forests Report forecasts a tripling of wood consumption in society by 2050 due to rising population and demand
By 2050, rising population and demand, as well as an increase in use of wood for bioenergy, could triple the amount of wood society takes from forests and plantations per year, according to the latest instalment of WWF's Living Forests Report .
On Tuesday, real estate and timberland management company Rayonier announced it is selling one of its four operating divisions, its wood products division, to Vancouver, Canada-based International Forest Products Limited (Interfor).
Brazil – the world’s largest industrial eucalypt estate
There are 7 million ha of industrial quality planted forest in Brazil with almost 2 million ha of pine and 5 million ha of hardwood, principally eucalypts. This plantation base has formed the basis for most of the forest industry expansion.
UPM Plans to Reduce 580,000 Tonnes of Graphic Paper Capacity in Europe
he continuing challenges in European economy have significantly impacted the consumption of paper, exacerbating the effect of structural changes in paper end-uses and resulting in further decline in the demand of graphic papers in Europe.