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  • 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

  • New training, ultra-high-density planting systems recommended for sweet cherry

    As a result of new dwarfing rootstock selections, improvements in crop protectants, and better methods of postharvest handling and storage, production of sweet cherry is increasing around the world. New sweet cherry cultivars that allow for improved mechanical harvest have also been introduced, and semi-dwarfing and dwarfing rootstocks have improved the potential for developing high-density ...

  • Morbark honors top dealers

    Morbark, Inc., is proud to recognize four of its top dealers. Columbus Equipment Company was named Industrial Dealer of the Year for the second straight year, while Alexander Equipment Company, Nortrax Northeast, and Schmidt Equipment, Inc., earned Gold Tier Dealer status for their tree care products divisions. “Morbark’s dealers are instrumental to our customers’ ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • EPA issues stop sale order to dupont on sale and distribution of imprelis herbicide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued an order to E.I. DuPont de Nemours (DuPont) directing the company to immediately halt the sale, use or distribution of Imprelis, an herbicide marketed to control weeds that has been reported to be harming a large number of trees, including Norway spruce and white pine. The order, issued under the Federal Insecticide, ...

  • Ecological thermal weed-killing system with hot foam

    The “Schiumone”  (Big Foam)  is an  ecological thermal weed-killing machine for vineyards and tree crops in general, able to produce hot foam and distribute it a targeted way under the rows of the trees. When the temperature of the vegetable fiber exceeds 60° occurs the collapse of the proteins and within a few days the drying of the same. Since the foam has an ...

  • EIMA International 2016 – Double award for SPEZIA-TECNOVICT

    The “Schiumone” (Big Foam) is a patented solution for weed control wich won the New Techniques Award and the Blue Award at EIMA in Bologna. It is an ecological thermal weed-killing machine for vineyards and tree crops in general, able to produce hot foam and distribute it a targeted way under the rows of the trees. When the temperature of the vegetable ...

  • Morbark demo days focus on markets, opportunities

    Morbark, Inc., opened its sixth Demo Days event with current and potential customers and members of their authorized industrial dealer network in attendance for factory tours, networking opportunities, vendor booths and informational seminars. Tomorrow the event will conclude with demonstrations of equipment for the forestry and recycling markets. Today’s seminars will feature Bill Turley, ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Morbark names New President

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment today announced the appointment of James W. Shoemaker Jr. as President. Shoemaker replaces Lon Morey who will remain as the Chairman of Morbark’s board of directors. Prior to his appointment as President, Shoemaker served as Morbark’s Vice President of Operations and board member. He joined ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • 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

  • Morbark, Inc. produces first Boxer Compact Loader

    Amidst much excitement and fanfare, the first Boxer compact utility loader rolled off the Morbark, Inc., production line. Morbark, a leading manufacturer of tree care, sawmill, recycling, forestry and biomass chipping and grinding equipment, had acquired Boxer Equipment, a product line of Mertz Manufacturing, LLC at the end of 2012. Morbark’s staff gathered to watch as the first Boxer unit ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • John Deere Expands Tracked Feller Buncher Reach with New Long Boom Option

    With John Deere's 903K and 909K tracked feller bunchers new long boom option, more trees can be harvested with less travel. The new long boom delivers increased productivity by stretching maximum reach to more than 32 feet (9.82m), a 10.6 percent increase over the standard boom, when used with John Deere's field proven FR21B Disc Saw Felling Head. Designed to maximize productivity, the new long ...


    By John Deere

  • Boxer Equipment Introduces 900HD Compact Utility Loader

    Morbark, Inc., the manufacturer of the Boxer line of compact utility loaders, has introduced the all-new Boxer 900HD. The 900HD made its trade show debut at the TCI Expo in Hartford, Ct., held Nov. 13-15, 2014, and will be shown in Morbark’s booth (#8013) at The ARA Rental Show this week in New Orleans. The model is scheduled to begin production in April 2015. Designed from the ground up to ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Feeding stock with rubber seed proteins

    Residues from rubber seeds can be used to enrich animal feed. Besides reducing waste during the production of rubber, this can also result in higher revenues for the farmers since feed is the highest cost component in livestock production. At 13 April 2016, Widyarani defended her PhD-thesis on the opportunities of rubber production at Wageningen University. Over fifty ...

  • Biodiesel Crop of the Week: Pongamia Pinnata

    Pongamia is an ancient tree that is native to India. It is frost tolerant, but not freeze-proof. It is also happens to be a legume, which is at the heart of what makes the business model so interesting. The tree yields a generous annual nut crop that is harvested with conventional shakers, such as those used by almond and other nut growers. That seed has approximately a 40 percent oil content ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • DOE selects biofuels projects to receive up to US$21m in funding

    U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that up to $21 million will be made available for the selection of five projects that will develop supply systems to handle and deliver high tonnage biomass feedstocks for cellulosic biofuels production.  The awards announced today are part of the department’s ongoing efforts to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, spur the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Morbark, Inc. Acquires Boxer Equipment from Mertz Manufacturing

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tree care, sawmill, recycling, forestry and biomass chipping, and grinding equipment, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Boxer Equipment, a product line of Mertz Manufacturing, LLC (Mertz), that manufactures and globally markets a full line of compact utility loaders (also known as mini-skid steers) and attachments. As part of the ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Morbark establishes Boxer equipment distributor network

    Since acquiring the Boxer Equipment line from Mertz Manufacturing, LLC, at the end of 2012, Morbark, Inc., has been working to establish a worldwide distributor network for the compact utility loaders. Boxer Equipmentdistributors signed in the past seven months are: Abele Tractor & Equipment Company, Inc., in Albany, N.Y. AGC Irrigation Supplies & Equipment, with three ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Morbark Awarded NJPA Contract

    The National Joint Power Alliance (NJPA) has awarded Morbark, Inc., with a four-year contract to provide NJPA members with medium-duty and compact construction and maintenance equipment. The contract (#042815-MBI), which officially began May 19, 2015, also covers related attachments, accessories and supplies. “We’re extremely pleased to have our proposal chosen by the NJPA,” ...


    By Morbark, LLC

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