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SCA tests alternative harvesting method in Sweden
18 April, 2022
SCA is testing an alternative harvesting method in Sweden which sees forests look like a chess board of forested patches alternated with small harvested areas.
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Construction sector audience returns for physical Futurebuild show
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 The Futurebuild show at London’s ExCeL on March 1-3 welcomed a wide range of construction sector visitors last week and featured about 300 exhibitors.
Finland makes biomaterial investment a core component of economic future
Thursday, March 03, 2022 Finland’s Technical Research Centre (VTT) says the country’s cutting edge bioeconomy innovations are proving a central component of the country’s transition to a circular economy.
Waste MDF recycling world first in UK
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 The world’s first industrial scale MDF recycling demonstration plant has started construction in the UK.
North American panel producers join together in Climate Positive Now initiative
Monday, November 22, 2021 North American wood-based panels and surfacing producers are joining together under the Climate Positive Now banner to promote the sustainability benefits of decorative wood panels.
UK Prime Minister visits London builders merchant
Thursday, November 18, 2021 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson saw first-hand the crucial role builders’ merchants play in the national economy, with a fact-finding visit to Travis Perkins in his constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Stora Enso hosts COP26 embodied carbon discussion
Monday, November 15, 2021 Leading forest products manufacturer Stora Enso joined industry calls at COP26 for action from government and business to address embodied emissions in construction.
New TDUK technical paper focuses on embodied carbon
Friday, November 12, 2021 As the world’s focus was brought firmly onto the carbon issue at COP26 in Glasgow, Timber Development UK (TDUK) is bringing clarity to how to account for embodied carbon in timber construction with a newly released technical paper.
Lathams moves to address lack of carbon understanding in industry
Friday, November 05, 2021 UK timber products distributor James Latham has launched a new carbon initiative which gives its wood products a combined score based on carbon footprint and “locked in” carbon.
Forestry Commission act on new tree disease found in Cornwall
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Woodland managers, landowners, the forest industry and tree nurseries are being urged to remain vigilant after the Forestry Commission (FC) and Forest Research (FR) identified the tree pathogen Phytophthora pluvialis in a woodland in Cornwall.
US and Vietnam reach agreement on addressing illegal wood
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 The US has decided against taking trade action against Vietnam after investigating illegal harvesting and trade of illegal timber in the country.
TTF’s David Hopkins talks timber supply on BBC News
Monday, August 09, 2021 Timber Trade Federation CEO David Hopkins has appeared on the BBC TV 6pm news to talk about current timber supply issues affecting the UK.
Indonesian ambassador visits UK timber companies
Monday, July 19, 2021 In a bid to encourage UK timber importers to increase their purchase of legal and sustainable timber from Indonesia, a delegation from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia has visited a number of manufacturers across the country.
The New European Bauhaus: wood sector sets out its stall
Monday, March 22, 2021 A top adviser to the EU Commission president will give a keynote address at the virtual wood4bauhaus conference on April 8.
Interface becomes first employee-owned UK certification body
Sunday, January 17, 2021 Interface NRM Ltd has become the first certification body in the UK providing FSC, PEFC and ISO certification to become employee-owned.
Webinar introduces open access global trade data sources
Friday, October 16, 2020 The FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM) is holding a webinar from 9am-10.30am on Tuesday October 20 to introduce two new, innovative and freely accessible online sources of trade data - the IMM's own Data Dashboard and the Sustainable Timber Information Exchange (STIX).
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.
Industry-wide Wood CO2ts less marketing campaign launched
Monday, July 13, 2020 An industry-wide campaign - Wood CO2ts less - has launched to encourage greater use of wood.
Indonesians withdraw export legality licensing requirement
Friday, March 27, 2020 In a shock move, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade is pushing through a new regulation withdrawing the obligation on timber and wood products companies to provide legality assurance documentation with exports.
New report urges Government to increase use of timber construction
Friday, November 08, 2019 The Government has been urged to implement the recommendations of the Climate Change Committee by increasing the use of timber in construction.

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