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Wood and Wellness conference prepares to kick off
12 February, 2019
The Wood and Wellness conference takes place in central London on Wednesday February 13, with top architects Alex de Rijke, Oliver Heath and DaeWha Kang sharing their experience of using wood as part of projects to foster health and well-being.
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Lord Deben: more timber construction and forestry planting needed to meet climate change targets
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 The UK Government will not meet its climate change targets without a significant increase in tree planting and far greater use of timber in construction.
Movement restrictions to protect against tree pest in Kent
Monday, January 28, 2019 New measures have been introduced to protect the country against the larger eight-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus), which was discovered in Kent in December 2018.
Homegrown timber sales index charts slowing of price growth
Monday, January 14, 2019 Latest available UK private sector homegrown timber sales figures from Bidwells demonstrates the trailing off of price increases.
Homegrown hardwood timber on the up
Monday, January 07, 2019 Grown in Britain’s latest pricing data for UK grown hardwood is showing across the board value increases for 2018.
Stora Enso and FSC join forces in a strategic partnership
Thursday, January 03, 2019 Stora Enso and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have signed an international partnership agreement establishing a long-term strategic collaboration to develop and promote sustainable forestry.
Book your tickets for Wood and Wellness!
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Tickets for TTJ’s Wood and Wellness conference are on sale with members of timber industry organisations able to qualify for a discount.
New forest strategy aims to boost economic growth
Thursday, November 29, 2018 A new ambitious forest industries strategy published today aims to double the sector’s economic growth to £2bn a year by 2030.
Forestry investment remains a top performer
Thursday, November 22, 2018 The UK Forest Market Report 2018, launched in London yesterday, has revealed a continuing great performance from forestry investment.
Stora Enso’s forest associate Bergvik Skog sells forestland in Latvia
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, has divested its ownership in its subsidiaries in Latvia where the company owned a total of 100,000 hectares of forestland.
Confor organises Superwood conference
Thursday, November 01, 2018 The huge opportunity to plant more trees and use more timber in construction in the North of England will be the focus of a major conference organised by Confor.
TTJ announces Wood and Wellness conference
Monday, September 24, 2018 TTJ is to hold a major conference on wood’s role in the current trend towards health and wellbeing in the built environment.
Timber sector turns out in force for TTJ Awards
Monday, September 24, 2018 More than 400 people attended the annual TTJ Awards last Friday, with guest speaker and host Jo Caulfield providing the entertainment at new venue the InterContinental Hotel in Park Lane, London.
Riding re-elected as UKFPA president
Friday, June 15, 2018 Frank Riding of Ridings Sawmills Ltd has been re-elected as president of the UK Forest Products Association (UKFPA).
Stora Enso in strategic partnership with university on forestry and bio-based materials
Monday, June 04, 2018 Stora Enso has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
German sawmillers call for action to curb log exports to China
Friday, June 01, 2018 Germany’s main sawmilling association has called for customs and tax changes to reduce the high volumes of logs being exported to China.
Transport fund receives boost
Friday, May 25, 2018 The Strategic Timber Transport Fund has received an increase in its budget for the second consecutive year.
UK homegrown timber prices surge 30% in a year
Friday, May 18, 2018 Timber prices in the UK have soared by almost 30% in a year, according to newly-released figures.
Greenpeace withdraws FSC membership
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Greenpeace International has announced it will not renew its membership of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), having lost confidence that the certification body alone can guarantee forests sufficient protection.
Confor welcomes Forestry Bill
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Confor has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s backing of the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill, including the decision not to implement a single forest agency in Scotland.

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