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The Guardian -3 hours ago

Tree of the week: ‘They say ...

A sinister rumour is attached to this noble tree in Nottingham, but for the city’s young adults with disabilities, it represents something much more joyousSince Ian Jenkins started as a support worker at the Martin Jackaman Centre, a social care centre for adults with disabilities in Aspley, Notti...

CIFOR -4 hours ago

Kenyan farmers can bank on tre...

World Agroforestry germplasm conserves genetic diversity Tree genebanks can make a valuable contribution to the food security and incomes of smallholder farmers in developing countries, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Food Security, examined the experiences of farmers in Ke...

The Guardian -4 hours ago

Country diary: into the woods ...

Coed y Cwm, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion: The deep leaf litter beneath my feet soaks up other sounds, creating an acoustic like that of a softly furnished libraryThe three families of swallows that nested in the abandoned stone shed on the edge of the farm have long since departed, leaving the lane quiet...

Mongabay -6 hours ago

South Korea’s move away from...

MANILA — State-run Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) will be cleaning up its widely criticized overseas coal energy investments, putting in limbo two projects in the pipeline in the Philippines and South Africa. In a state audit on Oct. 15, KEPCO president Kim Jong-gap said the company will...

Mongabay -9 hours ago

Planned road projects threaten...

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Conservationists are calling for a Sumatran rhino habitat at the northern tip of the Indonesian island to be fully protected from planned road-construction projects. Officials in the province of Aceh have allocated 2.4 trillion rupiah ($164 million) for the development of 1...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

Daisugi – the platform cedar...

Sometime in 15th century Japan, a horticulture technique called daisugi was developed in Kyoto. Written as 台杉 and literally meaning platform cedar, the technique resulted in a tree that resembled an open palm with multiple trees growing out if it, perfectly vertical. Sources: Spoon & Tamago,...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

Chinese tropical plywood on th...

Tropical plywood from China is still high on its risk radar according the Timber Trade Federation in the UK, and the radars of NGOs and competent authorities because of non-compliance in due diligence on composite products from China. Source: Timberbiz China’s revised Forest Law, which requires a ...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

The US lumber crisis continues...

The recent increasing price of lumber may be the single biggest threat to affordable housing in the United States, not to mention the threat it poses to the economy. Covid-19, which spurred an upsurge in home renovation projects and a drop in financing rates for new home builds, has caused a contemp...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

Report into private forestry i...

The South West Timber Hub will be releasing the findings of a report into private forestry early next month, critically exploring the barriers to landowners as the WA plantation estate continues to diminish. Source: Timberbiz The report was commissioned by the Hub as a result of investment in Austra...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

Queensland goes to polls prior...

A million Queenslanders working in the State’s major industries have urged all political parties to prioritise the Three Rs – Revenue, Regions and Regulation that is reasonable – to ensure continued strong growth. Source: Timberbiz The five industries – agriculture, mining and gas, tourism, ...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

FWPA new board and chair elect...

Craig Taylor has been elected as chair of the Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) board following the retirement of incumbent Chair John Simon. Source: Timberbiz Under the FWPA Constitution, the chair is elected by fellow directors at the first board meeting following the Annual General Meetin...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

Hawke’s Bay $6m rail stopped...

A Hawke’s Bay railway line that cost millions to resurrect ran for just one-week before Covid-19 stopped it dead in its tracks. The return of the Napier-Wairoa line was promised as a saviour for Hawke’s Bay and the forestry industry. Sources: Radio New Zealand, New Zealand Herald Now Kiw...

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