Timber Articles

  • Valtra and Kesla are a perfect combination for forestry work

    Valtra and Kesla are an ideal pairing for forest tasks. Customers have used Valtra-Kesla combinations for years, of course, but now the two companies are also teaming up in product development and the sales network. For example, in Finland and some other markets Valtra and Kesla products can be purchased from the same dealer. The Unlimited Studio at the Valtra factory in Suolahti has also ...

  • Pulp & paper case study - Northwood Pulp & Timber

    Smart Elbow® Triumphs Over Abrasion in Pulp and Paper Industry The first Smart Elbow® installed at Northwood in the hog fuel conveying system (above) worked so well that the two sweep elbows also shown above were eventually replaced with two more 12" cast iron HammerTek Smart Elbows® At Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd. of Prince George, British Columbia, Maintenance Super-visor ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana

    The combination of legal and illegal logging in southwest Ghana’s tropical forests is having a devastating impact on bird populations in the region, according to new research published recently in the journal Biological Conservation. Between 1995 and 2010, logging in the Upper Guinea rain forest ...


    By Ensia

  • Important Rules For The Safe Operation Of Your Wood Splitter

    There are plenty of rules that need to be followed when operating your wood splitter, whether you are using it for the first time or the hundredth time. If these rules are not followed, you could be endangering your personal safety, property and passersby. We have compiled some of the more impertinent rules in this article and have arranged them in easy-to-understand categories. Training Before ...


    By Redgum Products Pty Ltd

  • New Map Documents Natural Resource Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Many countries in Africa are rich with trees, wildlife, minerals, and other natural resources. But as new WRI research and an interactive map show, few national laws provide communities with strong, secure rights to the resources on their land. WRI conducted a systematic review of the national framework laws for five natural ...

  • Leveling the Playing Field for Legal Timber in Brazil

    Brazil is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. What is less known is that the country is the fourth largest industrial ...

  • 3 Signs of progress in curbing the illegal wood trade

    The global market for wood and other forest products is changing quickly. The industry has long struggled to address the problem of illegal logging, which damages diverse and valuable forests and creates economic losses of up to $10 billion a year. In some wood-producing countries, illegal logging accounts for 50-90 percent of total ...

  • State of the Art Information on Mangrove Ecosystems in Indonesia

    Status and Trends of Mangroves in Indonesia GENERAL CONDITION OF MANGROVES IN INDONESIA Indonesia is a tropical archipelago with coastlines measuring a total length of 95,181 km, making it the country with the fourth longest coastline in the world (EarthTrends WRI, 2003, and Rompas, RM.2009). All along the coast are the estuaries of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Book Byte: We Can Reforest the Earth

    Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forests on earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health. Since 2000, the earth’s forest cover has shrunk by 13 million acres each year, with annual losses of 32 million acres far exceeding the regrowth of 19 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Joint production of timber and water: a case study

    The integration of water production values for forest ecosystems into forest management models has become increasingly important in sustainable forest management in recent years because forests play a vital role in the quantity and quality of surface and ground water resources. The main objective of this work was to develop a multiple use forest management planning model, focusing on the economic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Forest accounts: a primary case study in China

    Forest accounting considers physical and monetary data relating to the degree of substitutability for natural capital, and composes accounts for forest assets measured in physical and monetary terms to show the impact of the economy on the environment. It is extremely useful in formulating and evaluating macroeconomic and sectoral policies. This study has for the first time built up forest ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Beyond LEEDtm: Part 2

    In the 1990s, development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System® (“LEED”) by the U.S. Green Building Council helped immensely to bring awareness of green building standards into the public consciousness.  More recently, standards like those proposed in the Living Building Challenge, published by the Cascadia Region Green Building Council, urge ...


    By Full Sircle Farms

  • Legally REDD: Building readiness for REDD by supporting developing countries in the fight against illegal logging

    If reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is to work effectively, developing countries will need support to build the capacities required for enforcing their own laws and regulations. At present, timber production that violates the developing country’s own laws both acts as a barrier to REDD and costs these countries billions of dollars per year. This paper examines ...

  • Savannah firm`s formula for success: Changing with the times

    If there has been one constant in Evergreen Wood Recycling, Inc., it is that it is constantly changing. At various points in its 20-year history, the Savannah, GA-based grinding operation has been: a logging firm, a contract grinder, a provider of pulp wood for paper mills, a biomass supplier and a recycling yard operator. In fact, it is precisely that ability to adapt to changing markets and ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Industrial development on logging frontiers in the Brazilian Amazon

    In this paper, we review the concept of forest sector industrialisation and technology adoption with the goal of identifying reasons that have shaped the technological development, or lack thereof, in the Brazilian forest sector. The image of the timber industry in the Amazon has been one of excessive harvest, deforestation, and arguable misuse of a renewable resource. In this paper, we use the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Preservative-treated sawn timber in Sweden: waste beyond control

    Wood preservatives contain hazardous substances that cause environmental implications during waste management. The objective of this study was to analyse the waste management of preservative-treated sawn timber in Sweden from a pollution perspective and in regard to the present waste policy. Firstly, the generation of waste was modelled and then the methods of disposal were analysed from direct ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Species diversity and ecology of Tonle Sap Great Lake, Cambodia

    Abstract.  Tonle Sap Great Lake in Cambodia, the largest natural freshwater lake in southeast Asia, is situated within the floodplain of the Mekong River. Water levels in the lake vary by about 8 m between the dry season minimum and the wet season maximum when waters from the Mekong River back up the Tonle Sap River. The lake is highly productive – the annual fish catch from the Lake is ...


    By Springer

  • Legislation Note: Council Regulation 2173/2005/EC of 20 December 2005 establishing a FLEGT license scheme for imports of timber in the European Community

    This note reflects on Council Regulation 2173/2005/EC establishing a licence scheme for the import of timber into the European Community. This regulation forms part of the EC’s larger framework to combat the international trade in illegally harvested timber. The regulation carries out one of the requirements highlighted in the EU Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade ...


  • Community forestry initiatives in Southeast Asia: a review of ecological impacts

    Studies in South and Southeast Asia were reviewed to understand the impact of community forestry initiatives in recent times on the ecology, with respect to species richness, biomass enhancement and forest regeneration. The findings from diverse ecological regions of South and Southeast Asia have demonstrated that community forestry has resulted in significant increase in plant diversity and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Afforestation and reforestation in the clean development mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol: implications for forests and forest people

    The social and environmental implications of plantations in the CDM are analysed under a hypothetical laissez faire approach and a proactive approach to Sustainable Development (SD), bounded by existing COP7 agreements and efficiency and equity considerations. Implications for timber rich, timber depleted and inherently timber poor regions are assessed. The social risks of industrial plantations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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