Tuesday, 08 September 2015 09:19

‘Early warning system’ for tree health

Citizen science and new technology are being combined in the fight against tree disease as part of Observatree, a new project aimed at helping protect the UK’s trees, woods and forests from harmful pests and diseases – existing or new.…
Monday, 10 August 2015 09:12

Success for Södra´s non-toxic saplings

Södra is continuing to invest in non-toxic saplings. During the first half of the year, 28 million saplings were sold, half of which featured mechanical plant protection, meaning they were entirely free from toxins. For the full-year 2015, Södra forecasts…
A new WWF cost-benefit analysis of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification on a cross-section of forest operators finds that tropical and small or medium producers, regardless of geography, can benefit significantly from attaining FSC certification. The Profitability and Sustainability in…
Monday, 03 August 2015 07:57

The Carbon Neutrality of Forest Biomass

The world of environmental science, for better or for worse, can be construed as being a relatively subjective field. And because of this fact, environmental policies that flow from Washington are oftentimes ill-conceived and shortsighted. The White House’s recent policy…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:46

INADCO Sampler for Biomass

“The numbers tell the tale” is a familiar slogan. And a lot of industries use their laboratories to check the specifications of their product. But how do you collect a reliable and representative sample from a running process. And how…
The China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) has announced that the Chinese Government has passed and is enacting immediately its new national forest certification regulations. These important rules set out the scope, framework, and requirements for all forest certifications operating in…
On 18-19 June under the Latvian Presidency of EU Council, an informal meeting of Forest Directors was held in Riga. The meeting aimed to discuss the results of the UN Forum for Forests and development of the Forest Europe policy…
UPM, WWF Finland, Finnish Environment Institute and Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland have carried through a joint project to promote the living conditions of the endangered white-backed woodpecker in commercial forests. During the last 20 years, the population of the white-backed…
UPM has received recognition from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for its exemplary forest management practices. The recognition was conferred by the Forestry General Direction of Uruguay as part of a National Workshop titled “Methodological…
UPM’s ValChem project has received EUR 13.1 million funding from the European Union. The project will be done in cooperation with Sekab, METabolic EXplorer and Technische Universität Darmstadt. The total budget of the project is around  EUR 18.5 million. ValChem…
International efforts to stem forest loss and achieve the goal of ‘zero net deforestation’ are lagging well behind target, with only Colombia, Ecuador and Peru having set targets to succeed by 2020.  Of the fourteen nations included in a new…
New-generation forest owners are managing their own forests and aiming for more than just a return on their investment. At least as important to them is to care for their forests in a long-term, environmentally suitable way. That was clear…