Forestry News

  • Forest Service awards EMPSi a $10-million BPA contract

    The US Forest Service awarded EMPSi a 5-year, $10-million Blanket Purchase Agreement for NEPA support services in Region 8, which includes 13 southeastern states from Virginia to Florida and west to Texas, as well as Puerto Rico.  EMPSi will perform environmental analyses, resources studies, and Forest planning under the contract.                 ...

  • Win for EMPSi and Wild and Scenic River Studies

    Building off of its work developing a regional approach to Wild and Scenic River eligibility studies, EMPSi has been awarded a contract from the US Forest Service’s Intermountain Region to develop and implement a regional approach for WSR suitability studies as well. By using this approach, the Forest Service ensures consistency across forests in the region while providing defensible ...

  • TEP Seeks Information about Forest Biomass Generation Technologies, Opportunities

    Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is seeking information about forest biomass generation systems that could generate power for customers while improving the health of Arizona forests.On June 29, 2018, TEP issued a request for information (RFI) about technologies, costs, environmental benefits, construction requirements and interconnection requirements of forest biomass energy projects. Information ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Small excavators for tree planting occupy half of the market

    According to the statistical data of China Construction Machinery Industry Association, the sales and tonnage of China's excavator market from January to May 2018 have been released as shown in the figure.    Sales   volume  Sales changes  over the ...


    By lydite trading company

  • Double honor for Klaus Endress

    Klaus Endress, President of the Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group, has been awarded the German Federal Cross of Merit. This recognizes in particular his commitment to family companies as well as to democracy and market economies. The Federal Cross of Merit is conferred by the German Federal President. It was given in person to Klaus ...


    By Endress Hauser AG

  • Carbon cycling in forest soils research presented

    Just as individual humans have different microbial communities in their guts, the microbial communities living in soils vary from site to site as well. Recent research compared the decomposition rates of wood stakes over eight sites to gain an understanding of soil microbes in forests. The activity of soil microbes can also tell a story of the value of carbon storage in soil. The ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • New FAO guidelines to help countries better monitor their forest resources

    FAO has developed new guidelines aimed at helping countries develop strong National Forest Monitoring Systems, which are key to measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To fulfil their pledges under the Paris Climate Agreement and Agenda 2030 countries are expected to collect more detailed forestry data. This not only includes information on the size and growth or ...

  • DR’s NEW 3 Point Hitch Horizontal-Vertical Log Splitter Models

    Here at DR Power, we love hearing from our customers. We value your feedback and use it to improve and expand our lineups.  We heard what you had to say and are proud to announce the addition of two new 3 Point Hitch Horizontal-Vertical Log Splitters to our ever growing ...


    By DR Power Equipment

  • Hitachi Showcases New Foresters at DEMO International 2016

    Anything and everything to do with forestry operations was found at DEMO International, one of North America’s largest and most distinctive outdoor equipment shows, held Sept. 22-24, 2016. The flagship event of the Canadian Woodlands Forum, DEMO International is held every four years in a different location. For the first time in 16 years, the show returned to Western Canada and was hosted ...

  • Third Valta for forestry use to Gunde Svan

    Sweden’s most successful cross-country skier, four-time Olympic champion, and seven-time world champion Gunde Svan and his son Ferry visited today on Wednesday 16th November the Valtra tractor factory in Suolahti to look at the production of his own tractor. The brand-new metallic white Valtra N154 EcoPower Direct (155 hp) is the third in the series of Gunden’s Valtra, which is ...

  • 42nd edition of EIMA International 2016

    The 42nd edition of Eima International 2016 has ended; this is the main international exhibition in the field of agriculture and forest and takes place every second year in Bologna. This year again, Energreen has succeeded in establishing itself on the international market, showing its complete range of Robots (RoboZERO, RoboECO, RoboGREEN, RoboMAX e RoboPOWER), whose power output is between 33 ...


    By Energreen s.r.l.

  • Senior UK Minister visits Renishaw during India-UK TECH Summit

    Renishaw, the global engineering technologies company, hosted a visit to its Pune, India facility on 9th November 2016 by The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, British Secretary of State for International Trade. During his visit he toured the 80,000 sq ft building where he saw a state of the art metal 3D printing facility, a manufacturing unit that services the Renishaw Group, and a large R&D software ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • John Deere 800M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and Harvesters Now Equipped with Final Tier 4 Engines

    As a part of its commitment to offer loggers equipment designed to meet their needs, John Deere has upgraded the 800M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and 800MH-Series Tracked Harvesters with engines that meet FT4 emission standards. Building upon the revolutionary design launched in 2015, the machines are equipped to deliver premium performance, fluid efficiency, reliability and economical ...


    By John Deere

  • John Deere 2154G/2156G and 2654G/2654G Swing Machines Boost Operator Comfort and Productivity

    John Deere is setting a new standard for the logging industry with the introduction of the 2154G/2156G and 2654G/2656G Forestry Swing Machines. Designed to increase operator efficiency and performance, the G-Series machines can maneuver through the toughest of jobs, from loading to processing big wood. Much like the large frame machines, the 2156G and 2656G Log Loaders are distinguished by ...


    By John Deere

  • The Forest Products Association of Canada and the Canadian Wood Council bullfrogpower Head Offices as part of “30 by 30” Climate Challenge

    Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, is announcing a new partnership that will see both the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) choose 100 per cent green electricity and 100 per cent green natural gas for their head offices in Ottawa. The commitment, announced in conjunction with the industry’s National Forest ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Tidewater Equipment Company Expands Morbark Territory Throughout Florida

    Morbark, LLC, is pleased to announce the territory expansion of Tidewater Equipment Company to now serve the needs of its industrial equipment customers throughout the entire state of Florida. To help accomplish this, Tidewater opened a new store in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, April 1. “Tidewater has been a Gold Tier Dealer for our industrial equipment line for the past three straight ...


  • Register now for the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Expert Forum!

    Do you have experience in sustainable forest management? Are you ready and eager to get involved in our standards revision process? Then sign up to join our Expert Forum for Sustainable Forest Management. The SFM Expert Forum is the chance for you to comment and discuss the specific issues around the PEFC SFM Standard ( ...


    By PEFC International

  • 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 ...

  • PEFC Week 2015 – Read all about it!

    The 2015 PEFC Forest Certification Week report is now available. Written and published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), The Standards Reporter takes you through the four day gathering of the PEFC alliance, highlighting some of the key discussions, stories and outcomes.   Our 2015 PEFC Week took place from the 7 to 10 December in ...


    By PEFC International

  • European Cities once again look to PEFC-certified forests for their Christmas Trees!

    As has become our tradition, we end the year with Christmas trees! Cities across Europe have once again turned to local, PEFC-certified forests for their trees, ensuring that the chosen tree has come from a well-managed, sustainable forest. London’s festive season kicked off in sustainable style with the lighting of the iconic Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree. ...


    By PEFC International

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