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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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Woodbois boosts turnover and profits in 2021
Friday, April 01, 2022 African forestry and timber trading firm Woodbois Ltd has reported a 14% growth in turnover for 2021 to US$17.5m and a 186% rise in gross profit to US$3.5m.
North Carolina AG sues timber harvesting company for deceptive practices
Friday, March 18, 2022 North Carolina’s attorney general has sued a harvesting and timber services company for deceptive advertisement and consumer practices in the state’s central region.
TTJ Awards 2022 will take place on September 30 at the InterContinental Park Lane
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 The 2022 TTJ Awards will take place at The InterContinental Park Lane, London on September 30.
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.
Scientists use tree rings to chart historical periods of economic prosperity and downturn
Thursday, January 27, 2022 Scientists have been able to reveal patterns of building activity in the late medieval and early modern era by researching tree felling dates, according to the journal Frontiers.
BSW Group launches news branding and vision
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 BSW has unveiled its new brand following its acquisition by Binderholz.
Binderholz completes BSW acquisition
Monday, January 10, 2022 Binderholz Group has announced the completion of its acquisition of BSW Timber Ltd.
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.
Ayrshire sawmill creates 25 new jobs thanks to new forestry contract
Thursday, August 19, 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).
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.

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