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Norvik delivers Christmas tree to Foreign Office
18 December, 2017
Companies in the Norvik Timber Industries Group have been instrumental in delivering a 6m-high Christmas tree from Latvia to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at Lancaster House in London.
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GiB presents Woodland Hero award to TTJ’s Sally Spencer
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Grown in Britain (GiB) presented its annual Woodland Hero award to Sally Spencer, Contributing Editor on the Timber Trades Journal, at a gathering in London today (Dec 14).
UK sees 40% increase in forest sales
Monday, December 04, 2017 More than £111m of forestry was sold in the UK in the past year, 40% more than in 2016, according to the latest forestry investment report.
BSW and Tilhill Forestry announce timber supply chain vertical integration
Friday, September 01, 2017 The final stage of Tilhill Forestry’s integration into the BSW Group has commenced.
MBO secured at leading UK forestry management firm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 The future of Scotland’s largest independent forestry management business has been secured through an MBO.
Weyerhaeuser agrees sale of Lumin plywood mill in Uruguay
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Weyerhaeuser has agreed to sell its Uruguay timberlands and manufacturing business, which includes the plywood mill producing Lumin branded products, to a consortium led by BTG Pactual's Timberland Investment Group for US$402.5m in cash.
Arnold Laver backs British timber with GiB licence
Monday, May 15, 2017 Major timber merchant Arnold Laver said its decision to come on board with the Grown in Britain campaign (GiB) is “good timing” considering the current overarching focus on the UK’s place in Europe.
PEFC Stakeholder Day highlights forest impacts
Monday, May 15, 2017 A snapshot of the importance of forest certification and how it affects forests in North America, Asia and Europe will be given at PEFC’s Annual Stakeholder Day on July 4.
FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring project moves forward
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 The International Tropical Timber Organisation has relaunched the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Independent Market Monitoring programme effective April 1, 2017.
Coillte and Treemetrics announce €1m forestry data deal
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Irish state forester Coillte and Treemetrics have announced a major €1m million agreement to roll out a pioneering real-time satellite communications and data-analytics platform for forestry harvest control.
Planting for new UK productive forest gets underway
Monday, March 27, 2017 Work has started on planting one million trees as part of major new productive forest in Scotland.
Confor supports calls for one-stop-shop forestry grants
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Confor has supported the “highly critical” report on Forestry in England published today by the government’s food and rural affairs committee.
New report challenges wood biomass’ carbon neutrality
Friday, February 24, 2017 A new Chatham House report is challenging the carbon neutral position of wood biomass.
Brexit minister visits Scottish sawmill
Thursday, February 16, 2017 A senior minister in the UK government’s Brexit team has had discussions with Confor on the major issues affecting the forestry and timber sector during a visit to a sawmill.
Confor welcomes increased Scottish tree planting target
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Confor has welcomed new Scottish government plans to increase its annual tree planting target from 10,000ha to 15,000ha by 2025 – a growth from around 22 million to 33 million trees every year.
Irish forestry minister visits Glennon Brothers’ Fermoy mill
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Timber processor Glennon Brothers has welcomed Irish forestry minister Andrew Doyle to its Fermoy facility.
Timber company warns of Welsh wood shortage
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 A warning that Wales could run out of wood has come from one of the country’s top timber companies.
Thieves steal rare Serbian spruce trees
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Forest Enterprise Scotland is working with Scottish police to identify the thieves that stole five rare Serbian Spruce from Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park last week.
UK forest report highlights need for investment in new productive forests
Monday, November 21, 2016 The newly-published UK Forest Market Report 2016 highlights the need for new productive forest planting in the UK.
Confor demands reversal of FSC decision to reject UKWAS
Friday, November 11, 2016 Confor is demanding that FSC International reverses its rejection of the revised UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS).
First Guyanese forest FSC-certified
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 The Guyanese greenheart trade has been boosted with the first FSC forest certification in the country.

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