Forestry Size Reduction News

  • Grey on Green: The Quiet Decline of One Tree in Alaska’s Temperate Rainforest

    Culturally vital, ecologically unique, and economically valuable, the yellow cedar’s fate is closely tied to snow I am in the middle of the most pristine forest in North America; in all likelihood no one has stood where I stand for hundreds of years. And I am surrounded by dead trees. Huge, monolithic individuals, three feet across and over a hundred feet tall – and the vast majority ...


    By Earth Island Institute

  • Avoiding the Slippery Slope of Environmental Concerns With Non-toxic Biolubricants

    The lubricants industry is acutely aware of the need for environmentally-conscious options and sustainable development choices. In response to this demand, biolubricants began to make their mark a few years back. The term biolubricants applies to all lubricants that biodegrade expediently and which are non-toxic for both human beings and aquatic habitats. They may be plant-oil based (such as ...

  • AEM Produces New Brush Chipper Safety Manual

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new brush chipper safety manual that outlines safe equipment operation, start-up and shutdown guidelines, and maintenance precautions for a variety of brush chipper machine types. Manufacturer members working through AEM’s Environmental & Reduction Equipment Council (EREC) provided content development and review, with input ...

  • Use of residues from agriculture and forestry as energy source improves food security

    The sustainability of growing crops for use as energy sources has been disputed for many years. A potentially attractive alternative is to use waste and residues from agricultural and forestry. However, using waste and other residues may have an impact on land use, biodiversity and food security. The additional sources of income from the sale of waste and other residues could prompt an increase ...

  • House passes bill to hasten timber projects in forests

    The House passed a bill Thursday designed to improve the health of national forests by scaling back the environmental reviews that go into some timbering projects and discouraging lawsuits that delay projects. The goal is to speed up timber harvests and underbrush removal that the U.S. Forest Service deems necessary to improve the health of national forests, which are taking a hit from drought, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Cheaper alternatives to traditional hedge laying can still reap conservation benefits

    Hedgerows are vital habitats in intensively managed landscapes, providing food and shelter for wildlife. How hedgerows are managed affects their structure, with dense, woody hedges being the most valuable for conservation. A recent study has found an alternative method of hedging that is cheaper than traditional hedge laying but offers the same benefits of dense new growth and berry provision for ...

  • 'Hedge' your bets on Oasis Eco Bin Box

    Oasis BinLoc - Bin Boxes have been a large success within the Prescot area. The product was featured in the monthly Knowsley Living magazine. The new and innovative solution has given a neat and tidy look to the area around Hughes Avenue and also Thomas Drive. They have also helped improve security and reduce potential risks in the area.   ...


    By Oasis BinLoc

  • Recycled Christmas trees: mulch, dunes, habitats

    It's one of America's great recycling success stories: Every year, hundreds of thousands of discarded Christmas trees are collected and reused. Many are picked up curbside by local garbage collection services and turned into mulch. But there are other second acts for Christmas trees, too. They're placed on beaches to shore up dunes and sunk in lakes as fish habitats. They've even been milled into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Vermeer EcoIdle™ function helps tree-care contractors conserve fuel

    Vermeer Corporation has introduced a new technology within its line of brush chippers designed to help tree-care contractors conserve fuel and reduce overall engine noise. The EcoIdle engine control system automatically lowers engine speed to 1400 rpm if no material has been chipped for either 60 seconds or 5 minutes, whichever setting the contractor chooses. This helps to consume less fuel if ...


    By Vermeer

  • Media Alert: International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show Starts Today

    The highly-anticipated International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show will take place September 14 -16, 2011, at the Hilton Americas - Houston in Houston, Texas. This event will unite bioconversion technology providers and researchers from around the world with agriculture, ...


    By BBI International

  • International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show Announces 2011 Agenda

    The highly-anticipated International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show will take place September 14 -16, 2011, at the Hilton Americas - Houston in Houston, Texas. This event will unite bioconversion technology providers and researchers from around the world with agriculture, forestry, and refining professionals to discuss and examine the scale-up and commercial ...


    By BBI International

  • Vermeer enters whole-tree chipper market

    PELLA, Iowa — Vermeer Corporation has introduced the WC2300 whole-tree chipper designed specifically to produce chips for the growing biomass industry. The WC2300 features many proven technologies developed by Vermeer. “We spent considerable time working with end users to identify what features they thought were missing on current machines in the marketplace and incorporated those ...


    By Vermeer

  • Circular cutting chain does the job with less hassle

    Bracke Forest promises lightning-fast roadside clearing, but behind that slogan lies new technology that makes stand thinning and clearing more efficient, which in turn can increase the availability of biofuel. The new silviculture and biomass head was exhibited at the World Bioenergy trade fair in Jönköping and is a hybrid between a traditional harvester head and a giant brush ...


    By Elmia AB

  • AUS$28.5m Govt funding for soil carbon projects

    The Rudd Government has announced more than AUS$28.5 million in funding to support 137 local and community groups with environmental and sustainable farming projects under Caring for our Country. Environment Minister, Peter Garrett and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Tony Burke, said grants of between AUS$80,000 and AUS$400,000 would assist catchment management bodies, farmer ...


    By Australian Government

  • CSIRO and the bioeconomy at AusBiotech 2008

    “As Australia’s leading science agency, CSIRO will have significant input on a number of topics and scientists from across the organisation will be there to talk about the issues,” Professor Alastair Robertson, CSIRO Deputy Chief Executive for Science Strategy and Investment said. Professor Robertson is a plenary speaker and will talk on the topic the CSIRO view of opportunities for Australia in ...

  • New Yorkers recycle Christmas trees into wood chip mulch

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today fed branches from the giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center into a chipper, converting them to mulch. The officials crafted the occasion to announce the 12th annual MulchFest, a citywide event where New Yorkers can recycle their Christmas trees by converting them into wood chips. This ...

  • Organic and Environmentally Friendly Lowe Products Company, Inc.

    Untitled Document From top-quality mulch to the richest soils, every product sold by ...


    By Diamond Z

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