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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Indonesian Fires Bring More Haze to Southeast Asia

    The governor of Indonesia’s Riau province issued a state of emergency last week as thick haze blanketed large areas of the region, closing down schools and airports. According to local officials, more than 22,000 people ...

  • 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

  • Wormley Primary - Case Study

    Project: Breakfast/After School Club Building Client: Wormley Primary School Completed: Summer 2014 Floor area: 95m² Duration: 6 weeks Value: £105,000 Turnkey service elements ...


    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 ...

  • Pan-European public relations builds brand leadership #328 case study

    A manufacturer of portable band sawmills supported an extensive network of dealers from Portugal to Eastern Russia with a pan-European public relations program. The media relations plan created positive and continuing presence in timber, forestry, woodworking, agricultural and related media. Press relations were extended into Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America in addition to the U.S. The ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • MAHUA: Madhuca longifolia Seed Leaflet

    Mahua (Madhuca indica) is one of the forest based tree-borne non-edible oils with large production potential of about 60 million tons per annum in India. Virtually being the lifeline of tribal belt in central India, the tree is culturally most identified with Indian life in the plains. Its flowers are sweat, delicious and are consumed besides tasty fruits. But the tree wins in fame due to the ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Danes Hill School - Case Study

    Project: Classroom building Client: Danes Hill School Completed: Summer 2013 Floor area: 800m² Duration: 6 weeks Value: £800,000 Turnkey service ...


    By Modulek

  • Indigenous biodiversity `crucial` to forest futures

    Forestry experts are calling for an increase in the use of native tree species in reforestation projects, arguing that they are better for biodiversity and can slow the pace of global warming. The recommendation ...


    By SciDev.Net

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