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  • Valtras at work in Czech forest

    The forests of Bohemia in the mountainous northern and western regions of the Czech Republic are alive with the sound of Valtra tractors hard at work. A Valtra 6300 with 24,000 hours on the clock is transporting branches from the logging site to the side of the road, where a new S Series produces woodchips for a nearby power plant. The 200 employees of the Czech company Solitera work in ...

  • IKEA, along with american forests, continues the success of its `plant a tree program`; together they have planted 1.9 million trees across America

    Why? Because planting trees will help to clean the air and cool the globe. Since 1998, IKEA US, in partnership with American Forests, has been dedicated to improving the lives of many people through its national in-store 'Plant A Tree' program, a campaign that asks customers to donate $1 to plant one tree. These contributions, together with money donated by IKEA, have resulted in the raising of ...

  • Slash conference at ElmiaWood 2 June 2009

    Utilising forest residues collected after final fellings, mainly tops and branches (slash), is becoming increasingly popular in many regions. In the coming years we will also be able to use stumps and residues from thinnings – tops, branches and small trees. The technology to harvest forest residues is steadily developed by researchers and companies active in the field. At this seminar we ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Tree planting robot helps faster reforestation

    One keeps wondering what went through designer Anna-Karin Bergkvist mind when she planned the tree planting robot. Was she alarmed by people"s lack of interest in tree planting or was it just an attempt to make already existing planting machinery efficient and flexible. Whatever may be her real objective the end result, a tree planting robot seems fundamentally useful. The four legged ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • A bit of luxury and lots of functionality

    When the Valtra Unlimited studio opened its doors in the Suolahti factory in 2013, the mission was clear: fulfil all the wishes that customers may have for their new tractors. Just under two years later the studio can look back on an impressive track record of specially customized tractors. In 2014 the studio tuned over 460 tractors according to the wishes of customers from 15 ...

  • Bamboo use `could help stop Africa`s deforestation`

    The use of bamboo charcoal and firewood is being promoted as an alternative source of energy in Africa, in the hope that it will help prevent growing deforestation on the continent. The International Network ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Quantum leap taken in measuring greenhouse effect

    British scientists have devised a new way to observe the greenhouse world, enabling researchers to measure with exquisite accuracy how atmospheric carbon dioxide builds up, migrates, evolves and absorbs radiation. The technique will allow more accurate predictions about how much the Earth is likely to warm over the next few ...


    By Climate News Network

  • ASTM D5456 - 11a Standard Specification for Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products

    This specification recognizes the complexity of structural glued products. This specification, or parts thereof, shall be applicable to structural composite lumber portions of manufactured structural components. Tests shall be performed to determine the properties of the material in accordance to the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Chris Huhne delivers CPRE annual lecture - 24 March 2011

    Introduction Thanks very much. I’m delighted to be here today. Eighty-five years ago, a small group gathered here in London changed the landscape of Britain forever. Led by a reluctant statesman, they published a document whose impact on the countryside is felt to this day. I am not referring to Sir Patrick Abercrombie and the pamphlet he wrote that brought ...

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