forestry professional News

  • Forestry advisory panel membership announced

    Members of an independent panel of experts that will make recommendations on forestry policy for England have been announced today by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman. The panel, to be chaired by the Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, brings together a wide range of interests and expertise covering the environmental, social and economic aspects of forestry. They will ...

  • Report details growth in sustainable forestry initiative

    A progress report issued today by the independent non-profit Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) (SFI) shows tremendous growth in the forest certification program, reflecting a rapidly expanding desire by companies, markets and consumers for responsible forest management and products. The SFI program is one of the largest and most widely accepted forest certification programs in the world, and is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • SFI® Reaches out to 10,000 Stakeholders to Revise its Forestry Standard

     Today, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) launched the process of revising its current standard to develop the SFI 2015-2019 Standard, reaching out to more than 10,000 stakeholders for input. Currently 240 million acres (100 million hectares) are third-party certified to ...


    By Vintage Tech Recyclers Inc.

  • WWF and kimberly-clark corporation announce new global commitment to responsible forestry

    Today, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests. Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in select ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bayer CropScience Announces New Approved Uses of Temprid SC for Pest Management Professionals

    Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has received a letter of acceptance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to add additional label claims to the Temprid® SC product label. Temprid SC, a broad-spectrum insecticide, offers pest management ...


    By PRWeb

  • Greenoxx joins the Chicago Climate Exchange

    The NGO “Asociación contra el Cambio Climático Greenoxx” has been recently approved as an “Offset Aggregator” of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). CCX is the world’s first and North America’s only voluntary, legally binding rules-based greenhouse gas emission reduction, registry and trading system. This generates a great opportunity for sustainable forestry projects in Latin America. CCX is a ...


    By Greenoxx

  • Morbark adds B & G equipment to dealer network

    B & G Equipment, specializing in forestry equipment, parts and service, is now the authorized dealer of Morbark industrial equipment in all of Mississippi and select counties in Tennessee. In business for over 30 years, B & G is based in Philadelphia, Mississippi and has branches in Iuka, Magnolia and Hattiesburg. The company, founded by loggers W. J. Bates & Donald Grantham, Jr., has ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • The Role of Forest Carbon in Emerging Ecomarkets Will be Significant

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va., — Forest carbon will play a significant role in emerging environmental markets designed to address climate change, despite the reluctance of some countries to accept forest carbon offsets, predicted environmental economics expert Ricardo Bayon at a seminar for forestry professionals representing all facets of the industry. “Forest carbon has been ostracized by the world’s ...


    By ImageTree Corporation

  • Bayer CropScience acquires certain DuPont Crop Protection Land Management business assets

    Bayer CropScience and DuPont announced today the signing of an agreement for Bayer to purchase certain DuPont Crop Protection Land Management assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Closing of the transaction is expected in the fourth quarter of 2014, subject to customary regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. This acquisition ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Morbark and Strongco form Western Canada Alliance

    Morbark announces the signing of a dealership agreement with Strongco Limited Partnership in Western Canada. With Strongco’s five locations in Alberta, Morbark customers in western Canada now have convenient access to equipment, service and sales. Strongco Limited Partnership, in business for over 50 years, is one of the largest multi-line industrial equipment distribution providers in Canada. ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • USDA Secretary Vilsack Adds Industrial Expertise From Bioenergy Deployment Consortium to Forest Research Advisory Council

    MADISON, WI -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/10 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed Dr. Masood Akhtar to the Forest Research Advisory Council (FRAC) for a three-year term. Dr. Akhtar has also been elected as the Chair of the committee starting 2011. Dr. Akhtar, President and co-founder of the Bioenergy Deployment Consortium (BDC), is a well respected energy ...


    By Marketwire

  • Morbark Signs Bailey’s, Inc., as Tree Care Products, Boxer Equipment Dealer

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tree care, forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract adding Bailey’s, Inc., as the exclusive Morbark® tree care products dealer for Northern California. Bailey’s also becomes a Boxer® Equipment distributor; all North American Boxer distributors have non-exclusive territories. ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • John Deere Introduces New Value-Priced Telematics Solutions for All Makes of Stationary and Mobile Equipment

    John Deere's user-friendly JDLink™ machine monitoring system is now available for all makes of stationary and mobile forestry equipment with two new Universal Telematics subscription levels. JDLink Locate and JDLink Express boast value-priced hardware and subscription costs. "JDLink Locate and JDLink Express allow logging professionals to track and protect all pieces of equipment on their ...


    By John Deere

  • World Food Day stresses climate change and bioenergy effects on poor

    Climate change and bioenergy were the focus of this year’s World Food Day activities, which involved over 150 countries. FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945. “Global warming is already underway and adaptation strategies are now a matter of urgency, especially for the most vulnerable poor countries. Hundreds of millions ...

  • ‘We can feed the world and do it safely,’ says ag industry group

    If our agriculture industry is going to feed the world’s population, we should care enough to do it safely, humanely and sustainably. That is the message of the Agricultural Safety Council of America (ASHCA), a not-for-profit coalition of agribusinesses, producer organizations and safety professionals that is planning and promoting actions to make agriculture much safer and healthier. ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show Announces 2011 Agenda

    The highly-anticipated International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show will take place September 14 -16, 2011, at the Hilton Americas - Houston in Houston, Texas. This event will unite bioconversion technology providers and researchers from around the world with agriculture, forestry, and refining professionals to discuss and examine the scale-up and commercial ...


    By BBI International

  • Controlling Weather Extremes – Turning Rainfall to an Advantage

    Shropshire and the surrounding areas are well known to experience seasonal flooding, according to the Shropshire Star.  Whilst wet ground conditions can be a burden, triggering increased costs, lower output and extra work, the advantages of rainfall certainly outweigh the opposite extreme of the weather spectrum. Shaun Jones, rural professional director of Halls, Shrewsbury, explained that ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Best Line Equipment Becomes Morbark Tree Care Products, Boxer Equipment Dealer

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tree care, forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract adding Best Line Equipment as the exclusive Morbark® tree care products dealer for the Philadelphia area as well as Western Pennsylvania. Best Line also becomes a Boxer® Equipment distributor; all North American Boxer distributors have ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Tractor of the Year® 2015: A new challenge begins.

    Following the success of last year’s event, the widely anticipated “Tractor of the Year 2015: Let the challenge begin” will take place at Terre Blanche Resort, in Tourrettes, located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France on May 6 to 7. The kick-off to the Tractor of the Year® awards will be attended by representatives from 15 leading tractor manufacturers, along with ...


    By Trelleborg Wheel Systems

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