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Sustainable Forest Management

timberbiz -10 hours ago

FSC extends transition period for national standards

The coronavirus pandemic has been an obstacle for certification bodies that cannot conduct audits as usual. It also makes it difficult for certificate holders to adjust their operational systems to conform with the requirements of new normative documents. Source: Timberbiz To support a smooth transition, FSC International has approved an extension of the transition period of some national standard...

Springer -2 days ago

Comparative performances of new and existing indices of crown asymmetry: an evaluation using tall trees of Eucalyptus pilularis (Smith)

Abstract Over the past 50 years, crown asymmetry of forest trees has been evaluated through several indices constructed from the perspective of projected crown shape or displacement but often on an ad hoc basis to address specific objectives related to tree growth and competition, stand dynamics, stem form, crown structure and treefall risks. Although sharing some similarities, ...

ITTO -2 days ago

Build back better—webinar explores role of forest sector in pandemic recovery

A four-day webinar in June to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the forest sector heard that a focus on SFM, incentives and governance would boost the recovery of forestry and forest industries and help in seizing new opportunities. ITTO co-organized a technical session during the webinar and participated in a Sustainable Wood for Sustainable World (SW4SW) roundtable....

timberbiz -2 days ago

Tassie Greens out on a limb locking native forestry

The Tasmanian Greens have again got it wrong, calling for the locking up of native forest that is sustainably managed for multiple benefits, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The Mercury in Hobart reported that the Federal Government’s State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2018 says Tasmania remained Australia’s only carbon-neutral state or ter...

timberbiz -2 days ago

ForestrySA’s re-establishment planting in Mount Lofty region

ForestrySA’s 2020 re-establishment program will see 360,000 pine seedlings planted this winter, as part of an ongoing commitment to the sustainable management of the plantation resource. As the manager of more than 10,700ha of commercial pine forest in the Mount Lofty Ranges, ForestrySA is committed to the sustainable production of timber – the ultimate renewable resource. Source: Timberbiz Al...

Springer -3 days ago

Predicting stand age in managed forests using National Forest Inventory field data and airborne laser scanning

Abstract Background The aim of this study was to construct a nationwide stand age model by using National Forest Inventory (NFI) data and nationwide airborne laser scanning (ALS) data. In plantation forestry, age is usually known. While this is not the case in boreal managed forests, age is still seldom predicted in forest management...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Bunnings’ reckless timber judgement will mean job losses

Bunnings decision to stop selling timber logged by VicForests has been widely condemned by industry bodies, with VicForests claiming up to 170 jobs in regional Victoria are now at risk. Bunnings on Wednesday announced it would stop selling timber logged by VicForests after a court found the state government-owned forestry agency breached conservation laws. Source: Timberbiz “Bunnings has a zero-...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Opinion: David Elstone – Canada faces demands to end old growth logging

It’s outrageous to demand an end to old-growth logging without acknowledging the impact to people and communities. For decades, even more so over the past year, there have been many catastrophic headlines trumpeting the rhetoric from environmentalists who state that British Columbia’s old-growth forests are endangered and warning that if we’re not careful we’ll soon run out. Nothing co...

USFS -6 days ago

Difference in regeneration conditions in Pinus ponderosa dominated forests in northern California, USA, over an 83 year period

<p>Forest inventories based on field surveys can provide quantitative measures of regeneration such as density and stocking proportion. Understanding regeneration dynamics is a key element that supports silvicultural decision-making processes in sustainable forest management. The objectives of this study were to: 1) describe historical regeneration in ponderosa pine dominated forests by spec...

USFS -1 week ago

Long-term forest soils research: lessons learned from the US experience

Long-term research studies are critical to understanding soil productivity and the sustainability of forest and woodland ecosystems around the world. They inform management decisions about best harvest techniques, soil property impacts and recovery, anthropogenic stressors (e.g., forest management, acid rain, climate change), and the influence if governmental policies, guidelines, and regulations....

CEPI -1 week ago

Forest Biodiversity Campaign teaser #2

This campaign is powered by the European forest and forest-based sector to provide insight into the contribution of sustainable forest management (SFM) in conserving and enhancing forest biodiversity....

timberbiz -1 week ago

ABARES glossary of forestry terms

A guide to the interpretation and uses of forest and forestry terms at the national level has been released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences. Source: Timberbiz The forests and forestry glossary is a stand-alone publication developed from the glossary published in Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2018. It is intended to serve as a comprehensive a...

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