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Forest Talk | 6 years 9 months ago

The British Columbia Special Committee on Timber Supply has announced its plans for conducting community and provincial consultations. The all-party committee was appointed in May 2012 to investigate and make recommendations to address the loss of mid-term timber supply in the central interior due...

ForestTalk | 6 years 9 months ago

Harry Gill, president of Devon Lumber Company in Fredericton, New Brunswick, said he has no market for his wood chips now that so many pulp mills are shut down in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Maine, and Quebec. Right now, wood chips are piled 2 storeys high outside of the Devon Lumber mill. Wood...

International Forest Industries | 6 years 10 months ago

ROTTNE INDUSTRY AB has signed one of its biggest order ever. A Russian company has ordered forestry equipment worth over 40 million. Deliveries will be made in three stages during 2012.

Sustainable Planet | 6 years 10 months ago

Sappi Fine Paper North America has released eQ Journal 004, an in-depth look at sustainable forestry. Grounded in facts and science, the edition presents how sustainable forestry protects air and water quality, supports biodiversity of plants and wildlife, and results in healthier forests.

Guyana Chronicle | 6 years 10 months ago

Claims of sustainable management of Guyana’s forests made by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment are false even for one of the best-known timbers, says John Palmer, a Senior Associate of the Forest Management Trust.

Vancouver Sun | 6 years 11 months ago

A leaked Ministry of Forests document reveals a proposal that the B.C. government override the top official charged with managing the province's forests to find a timber supply for Burns Lake. The forestry-dependent town west of Prince George lost its main employer in a December fire that destroyed...

Government of British Columbia | 6 years 11 months ago

In response to concerns expressed by local communities, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations staff have been analyzing potential opportunities to increase timber supply. A draft summary of detailed technical analyses for the Lakes, Prince George, Quesnel and Williams Lake...

ORF | 6 years 11 months ago

In der Wagramer Straße in der Donaustadt entsteht Österreichs erstes sechsgeschoßiges „Holzzinshaus“. Darin untergebracht sind 101 geförderte Mietwohnungen. Die Bauarbeiten laufen bereits.

ORF | 6 years 11 months ago

Seit zehn Jahren gibt es an der Innsbrucker Universität einen Lehrstuhl für Holzbau. Bei Einfamilienhäusern hat sich die Holzbauweise in vielen Bereichen durchgesetzt, laut den Wissenschaftlern sei die Zeit für mehrstöckige Gebäude reif.

ORF | 6 years 11 months ago

„Urbane Wälder“ aus Holzbauten statt Betondschungel? Geht es nach dem kanadischen Architekten Michael Green könnte Holz - der wohl ökologischste Baustoff - bald eine viel größere Rolle beim Bau von Hochhäusern spielen. Mit der Veröffentlichung seiner Studien will Green nun auch anderen Architekten...

Country World News | 6 years 11 months ago

Jan. 19, 2012 - According to the Texas Forestry Service, East Texas has an abundance of forestland. Individual East Texans own about 64 percent of the forestland, with Timber Investment Management Organizations, forest industry and government owning the rest. Today's forests are the result of...

TTJ Online | 6 years 11 months ago

TRADA Technology principal consultant Elizabeth Turner discusses the impact the EU Timber Regulation will have on timber specification and supply

Forest Talk | 6 years 11 months ago

British Columbia‘s Forest Minister Steve Thomson has rejected the recommendations his own Timber Export Advisory Committee dozens of times in the past 3 months, resulting in millions of dollars worth of raw logs being sent to Asia rather than to B.C. mills. In December, the Timber Export Advisory...

FAO | 6 years 11 months ago

6 March, 2012, Rome - The results of a new FAO global Teak Resources and Market Assessment conducted in 60 tropical countries show that natural teak forests are declining worldwide and that the quality of natural grown teak wood is deteriorating. On the other hand, today's survey also reveals that...

Forest Talk | 6 years 11 months ago

The Christmas Tree Research Centre at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College is researching how to grow a balsam fir that will stay fresh for longer periods of time. Christmas tree growers are particularly interested in balsam fir that can retain their needles for longer periods of time, so they can...

GreenWood Management | 6 years 11 months ago

A new report has suggested that US lumber prices have received a boost from an unexpected source – the credit crunch. According to a report by Reuters, US lumber futures prices have risen by 30 per cent since October, whilst bets have risen 18 per cent since January. The article argues that the...

Timber Community | 6 years 11 months ago

Stora Enso to build world-class EUR 1.6 billion consumer board and pulp mill in China. Stora Enso plans to build plantation-based integrated board and pulp mills at Beihai city in Guangxi, southern China. The mill site will initially include a 450 000 tonnes per year state-of-the-art paperboard...

NewsWire | 6 years 11 months ago

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is welcoming the announcement that Canada intends to develop a free trade agreement with Japan.

Timber Community | 6 years 11 months ago

Wood chip exports from Australia fell in 2011 to their lowest level in 11 years and Vietnam took over as world’s largest chip exporter, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Vietnam has taken over Australia as the world’s largest supplier of wood chips to pulp mills in Asia. In 2011, Vietnam exported...

NewsWire | 6 years 12 months ago

Leadership and innovation in wood use was celebrated this evening at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, as more than 350 distinguished design and building professionals, including architects, engineers, project teams and industry sponsors and guests gathered to honour the nominees and winners of...

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