Finnish forest owners have adopted quite well the new digital services and utilize these services to take care of their forest properties. However, some forest owners still neglect their properties. A study conducted by Tieto together with the University of…
Latest product innovation in the forestry sector available in two different colours. HAIX, the functional footwear specialist based in Mainburg, Germany,  launches the latest innovation in forestry footwear, the Protector Ultra, available in lime green and signal red. The boot…
The Swedish PEFC System has become the latest national forest certification system to seek PEFC endorsement for the fourth time. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 29 July 2016. Sweden…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. has just announced a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia against Greenpeace International, Greenpeace USA, Greenpeace Fund, Inc., STAND (formerly ForestEthics) and a number of their associates. The…
Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN) has just announced the company has completed two separate transactions to enhance its Pacific Northwest timberland portfolio. The transactions include the acquisition of approximately 61,000 acres of well-stocked, highly-productive timberlands in Oregon and Washington, and the disposition…
A new electric-drive shredder designed and engineered by Austrian headquartered UNTHA, is set to increase capacity, profitability and safety levels in the pioneering wood recycling and biomass market. And, unusually for this sector, the ground-breaking technology is now available as…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Garneau appeared in Ottawa, Canada, before the Canadian Parliament's Standing Committee on International Trade. Testifying in support of free, unencumbered access for softwood lumber exports from…
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 07:27

Södra acquires Crown Timber

On 31 March, Södra acquired the remaining shares in Crown Timber Group Plc (Crown Timber). Södra previously held approximately 20 percent of the shares in the company. "The UK is our principal export market. This acquisition gives us valuable control…
IT barometer 2016 of forest industry, an annual report that studies how the Swedish forest industry assesses developments and trends within the business and IT has been published. The report has been conducted by Imano, a Swedish consulting company which…
Wood remains one of the most important renewable resources that contribute to the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of our planet. Under the theme “New Horizons for the Forest Products Industry,” the Forest Products Society (FPS), the global network for…
UPM joined WWF's Global Earth Hour 2016 climate event by turning off the lights at the Biofore House in Helsinki, Finland, on 19 March 2016 from 20:30 to 21:30 local time. "WWF's Earth Hour reminds us all of the importance…
Friday, 26 February 2016 09:42

Brazils new forest code: guide 2016

The Forest Code in Brazil is a piece of legislation on land management that legally requires that landowners in the Brazilian Amazon should permanently maintain a proportion of the land (80%) as forest. It was passed in 1965 but with…
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