Timber Articles

  • Timber formwork is not sustainable

    Human societies around the world have used timber as a building material for thousands of years. As wood is the only significant biological building material we are naturally inclined to believe that using wood in construction is good for the environment. As a matter of fact the environmental benefits of using timber are not straightforward: although it is a natural product, a large amount of ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Corn, a Vital Staple Food in Africa

    Africa contributes the least to global warming than any other continent. However, it suffers greatly from some of the more serious impacts of climate changes. The statistics are shocking: Africa emits roughly 4% of greenhouse gas emissions, while the United States emits 23% of the total global greenhouse gasses. Unfortunately, along with Asia, Africa is the region where crop production is the ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • A comparative study of lead adsorption by activated Khaya Ivoresnsis and Pycanthus Angolensis sawdust

    Experiments investigating lead adsorption by activated sawdust of different particle sizes of two timber species were conducted. The experimental data were fitted to isothermal and kinetic models. The optimum particle size was 0.85 mm for Khaya ivorensis and 1.18 mm for Pycanthus angolensis. The adsorption of lead by Khaya ivorensis and Pycanthus ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • To everyone’s surprise, forests are returning to Malawi. Here’s why.

    The East African country of Malawi epitomizes the global problem of deforestation. Now, there are signs it could epitomize the solution, too, as government, community members and grassroots organizations tackle the problem together. Some 95 percent of rural Malawian households depend on wood for necessities such as cooking, clean water and sanitation. Many Malawians also depend on the ...


    By Ensia

  • The wealth of forests

    The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of sunlight, rainforests are a sensory delight as well as a marvel to anyone’s scientific curiosity. As I subsequently watched ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Towards climate-responsible peatlands management

    Peatlands are lands with a naturally accumulated peat layer at their surface. They are found all over the world and come in many forms, display many different characteristics and are used in many different ways. Even though peatlands extend over a relatively small portion of the earth’s land surface, they hold a large pool of carbon. There is no universal definition of peatlands. For the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Using biomass for power generation: case study of a timber industry Aripuanã-MT

    Nowadays, the concern for environmental management is increasingly becoming part of everyday business. The timber industries, for example, in its production process, generate a lot of waste requiring proper management of these wastes to reduce their environmental impacts. The study aimed to identify the main advantages that the timber industry can get to the reuse of manufacturing waste to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why Our Buildings Should Be Made From Wood

    If done correctly, using wood for buildings would have a number of environmental benefits without loss of biodiversity or carbon storage capacity. Although it may seem counterintuitive, it would be better if we built buildings from wood than from concrete, brick, aluminium and steel. We use millions of tons of these modern materials every year. They have many ...


    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

  • Best Practice Implementation of the European Timber Regulations Due Diligence Requirements

    The EUTR requires the establishment of a due diligence system by organizations involved in the placement of timber/timber products on the EU market. The SGS 'Best Practice Implementation of the European Timber Regulations Due Diligence Requirements' guidebook helps you set-up your due diligence system and ensure compliance with the EUTR. ...


    By SGS

  • Royal Arthur Barracks - Case Study

    Project Duration: 6 Weeks Completed: Spring 2014 Contract Value: £90,000 No of Modules: 2 Turnkey service elements completed: Design Groundworks Manufacture Installation Service Connections Access ...


    By Modulek

  • Integrating forest resources into national accounts in Karnataka, India

    The effort to correct the national accounts in order to calculate NNP or related ‘Green GDP’ concepts, known as natural resource accounting, has been a lively research area recently. Natural resource accounting aims to provide indicators for the sustainability of current economic activity. The objective of the paper is an integrated economic and natural resource by compiling forest resources and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Peering through the haze: What data can tell us about the fires in Indonesia

    Bacalah posting blog dalam Bahasa Indonesia di sini People in Indonesia, Singapore, and parts of Malaysia are currently suffering from debilitating levels of haze resulting from forest fires. Air quality levels in Singapore have deteriorated to the ...

  • Developing value added bioactive timber waste vermicompost with addition of microbial inoculants

    A study conducted at Vermiculture Research Station (VRS), Aligarh, to transform the timber solid waste vermicompost (TSWV) into bioactive compost with the addition of beneficial microbes has brought to light feasibility of a potential technique to develop value added quality product with higher agronomic value for the first–time. TSWV was inoculated with microbes Azotobacter chroococcum, Bacillus ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mangrove coasts: a muddy story (Part 3)

    In my first blog, I introduced the term “ecosystem services”, which has become a popular way to refer to the value of ecosystems. This is an important concept as it provides a counter-argument to the often narrow-minded and short-eyed approach of ...


    By Wetlands International

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