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Ayrshire sawmill creates 25 new jobs thanks to new forestry contract
19 August, 2021
A timber processor in Troon is creating 25 new jobs thanks to a new contract awarded to them by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS).
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SCA uses new rail terminal to transport more logs by train
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Swedish sawmilling and forestry group SCA will be transporting more logs by train instead of truck thanks to a new timber rail terminal at Rundvik.
Woodsure takes on management of Biomass Suppliers List
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Woodsure, the quality assurance certification scheme for woodfuel, has taken over the running of the government’s Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Voting in the 25th TTJ Awards launches
Monday, May 10, 2021 Voting is underway for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards, which this year will be a hybrid event featuring an in-person event in central London and live-streaming to a wider digital audience.
Forest felling licence problems in Ireland continue to cause problems
Thursday, March 18, 2021 Reduced number of forest planting and felling licences are impacting the Irish forestry and sawmilling sector, according to a report in the Irish Examiner.
Soil Association welcomes UK proposals on illegal deforestation
Monday, September 14, 2020 Soil Association Certification Forestry has welcomed UK government proposals to ensure supply lines are free from illegal deforestation.
Coillte delivers strong 2019 results but warns on Covid-19 and timber availability
Thursday, July 02, 2020 Irish state forester Coillte has posted strong 2019 financial results but warned that Covid-19, issues with approving felling licences and Brexit are impacting timber availability and economic performance this year.
Scottish Government praise for Norbord “vital role” in Covid-19 crisis
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Workers at the Norbord wood processing plants in Inverness and Stirling have been praised for their vital role in providing much needed materials during the COVID-19 response.
Ireland homegrown timber marketing strategy launched
Friday, November 01, 2019 A marketing strategy has been launched to support and drive the Irish forest products industry in key end use markets.
Wood and Wellness conference prepares to kick off
Tuesday, February 12, 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.
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.

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