Timber News

  • John Deere Introduces Narrower Stick Booms for M-Series Tracked Harvesters

    To help loggers maximize timber quality, John Deere has upgraded its harvester stick boom attachment across all 800MH- and 900MH-Series tracked harvesters. The new stick boom geometry delivers the same high level of boom envelope performance, but with a narrower design to help operators minimize damage to harvested trees.   "Avoiding unnecessary damage to harvested trees while operating ...


    By John Deere

  • Four N113 HiTech 5 Tractors in Council Work

    Like most British cities and towns, Derby includes a lot of open spaces – everything from acres of parkland, playing fields and golf courses to grass verges and central reservations. All of this land requires maintenance, such as grass cutting and replanting, tree cutting and the removal of cut timber, and repairs to the infrastructure, including roadways, walls and ornamental bridges. To ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Doubt cast on partial logging’s climate mitigation role

    Partially logged forests may be emitting more carbon than was previously assumed, raising doubts about the ability of selective logging to reduce global warming. A study, published on 28 April in Environmental Research Letters, shows that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EPA, NOAA disapprove Oregon’s coastal nonpoint pollution control program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have disapproved the state of Oregon’s coastal nonpoint pollution control program because it does not sufficiently protect salmon streams and landslide-prone areas from logging impacts or reduce runoff from forest roads built before 1971. All coastal states that participate in the ...

  • Expobiomasa delivers: 16,423 professionals visited the largest annual sector fair in Europe

    The 564 exhibitors, who came from 24 countries and took up over 26,000 m2of exhibition space, were already expecting Expobiomasa to be a success. Now, only a few days after doors closed on ...

  • EPDs for Australian timber products

    PE INTERNATIONAL partners with the Timber Development Association (TDA) in Australia to create Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for six Australian timber products. “These EPDs are an exciting step forward for our industry as they will help demonstrate to users the strong environmental credentials of timber and allow it to be compared like-for-like with other construction products" ...


    By thinkstep

  • Top Peruvian foe of illegal logging brutally slain

    An outspoken Peruvian opponent of illegal logging and three other native Ashaninka community leaders were brutally slain in a remote region bordering Brazil, tribal authorities said Monday. The activist, Edwin Chota, had received frequent death threats from illegal loggers, who he had tried for years to expel from the lands for which his community ...


    By Associated Press

  • PEFC Takes Center Stage at Leading European Timber Tradeshow

    Early June saw PEFC International take to the stage at Europe’s leading timber tradeshow, Carrefour International du Bois, to discuss PEFC certification and tropical wood. Taking place every two years in Nantes, France, the Carrefour International du Bois brings together over 500 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors from ...


    By PEFC International

  • UNEA Roundup Thursday, 26 June 2014

    On Thursday, 26 June, UNEA continued with a number of high-level events. These included the official opening of UNEA's High-level Segment, with the participation of H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya; His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco; H.E. Oyun Sanjaasuren, the Minister of Environment and Green Development of Mongolia and President of the first session of UNEA; ...

  • Illegal Trade in Wildlife and Timber Products Finances Criminal and Militia Groups, Threatening Security and Sustainable Development

    Global environmental crime, worth up to US$213 billion each year, is helping finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups and threatening the security and sustainable development of many nations, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and INTERPOL. The Environmental Crime Crisis, a rapid response assessment, was released during the first ...

  • Inaugural Session of the UN Environment Assembly : UNEP Global Media Roundtable 2014

    Since 2010, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has organized a series of over 13 international media workshops, trainings and roundtables that focus on key and emerging environmental issues under the title: Reporting Green. Events took place in Nairobi, Bali, Bandung, Delhi, Hyderabad, Durban, Leverkusen and Beijing. To date, 700 journalists representing major media and international wires from ...

  • California’s Air Resources Board Approves First Forest Carbon Offset Project Under its Cap-and-Trade Protocol

    April marked a milestone for forest carbon projects when California Air Resources Board (ARB) issued the first forest carbon offsets to a project developed under the California Compliance Offset Protocol-U.S. Forest Projects. The Yurok Tribe Sustainable Forest Project improves forest management on approximately 8,000 acres of tribal forestland in Humboldt County. By registering the project and ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • How to Make Green from Your Woods, Keep Them Green in the Future

    Most woodland owners will sell timber from their land only once, maybe twice, in their lives, said Kathy Smith, forestry specialist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. So they should learn all they can before they decide to do it. “They should make sure the choice they make is both good for ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Improved utilisation of forests to meet demand for wood

    Europe has more than 117 million hectares of forest, but the sustainable utilisation – especially in privately owned forests – falls short of its potential. It is becoming more and more difficult to meet the increasing demand for wood. The project SIMWOOD (Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood) was recently launched in response to this. The project consortium consists of 28 ...

  • Initiative: Carbon-credit dollars for timber lots

    For most of Oregon's history, the forests like the ones near Paul Nys' house were places where a landowner could get wealthy. Cultivated from seed, rows of trees were grown to a healthy middle age and then chopped down, buzzed into lumber at sawmills and shipped out. Over the years, the retired schoolteacher has had many offers to buy his property, like many other landowners in the state's timber ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pine plantations provide optimum conditions for natural forests to develop underneath them

    If there is any native forest in the vicinity, tree, fern and herbaceous species typical of these forests penetrate under the pine plantations without any need for action. That way it is possible, to a certain extent, for native forests to be restored, thanks to the process known as ecological succession. This is the conclusion reached by the UPV/EHU’s Landscape, Biodiversity and Ecosystem ...

  • Ivory and Illegal Timber Seized in INTERPOL-coordinated Operation across Africa

    More than 240 kg of elephant ivory and 856 timber logs have been seized and 660 people arrested during an INTERPOL-coordinated operation combating ivory trafficking and illegal logging across Southern and Eastern Africa. As part of INTERPOL's Project Wisdom and Project Leaf, the operation jointly targeted ivory smuggling and illegal logging, with smugglers often concealing ivory inside charcoal ...

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