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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.
Glennon Brothers welcomes minister
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Glennon Brothers welcomed minister Pat Breen, and Mark Hanniffy, consul general of Ireland to Scotland, to its Windymains site, as part of a celebration of St Patrick's Day.
FCS scotches media sensationalism over disease threat to Scottish Sikta spruce
Monday, March 19, 2018 Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) has scotched media “sensationalism” of a threat to the country’s timber industry after discovery of tree disease phytophthora ramorum in Scottish Sikta spruce.
Court grants Rougier permission to restructure African business
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 International tropical hardwood specialist Rougier has gained court permission for restructuring measures after filing for insolvency protection.
UK homegrown sector lobbies minister on log supply/pricing crisis
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 About 30 representatives across the UK homegrown timber industry met in Edinburgh with Scottish minister Fergus Ewing on Monday to discuss the current log supply/price crisis gripping the sector.
BBC series highlights Scottish forestry sector
Monday, January 08, 2018 The Galloway forest, including the timber industry based there, is the focus of a new six-part BBC Scotland TV documentary being produced by Hollywood filmmaker Jack Warrender.
Norvik delivers Christmas tree to Foreign Office
Monday, December 18, 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.
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.

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