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CIFOR -4 hours ago

Q+A: Natural climate solutions could reverse emissions in 30 tropical countries, scientists say

Interview with Conservation International scientist Bronson Griscom...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

Portal opens to track forestry in 70 countries

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) launched a portal – the first such comprehensive platform – to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action. Source: Timberbiz The portal – the GFOI Inventory of Activities – is a one-stop shop with easy-to-access information on more than 400 forest monitor...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

Canadian sawmills gain market share in China

Softwood lumber import in China during January-February 2019 totalled 3.82 million m³ (+16% compared with 2018). This is a new record and the seasonally adjusted trend line for the Chinese import of softwood lumber is increasing at a record high level according to Jenny Wessung, CEO at the analysis company Woodstat AB who is specialises in the softwood lumber market. Source: Timberbiz Of softwood...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

Regular log trains start from new Wairoa log yard

Regular log trains began running between Wairoa and Napier Port in New Zealand on Sunday 26 January following completion of the new log yard in Wairoa. The log trains were reopened following funding through the Provincial Growth Fund which enable the rail line to reopen. Source: Timberbiz The NZ Government invested NZ$6.2 million to reopen the mothballed rail line which was closed after signific...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

VicForest assessing proposed harvesting in Warburton

VicForests is investigating the suitability of a coupe (Apu) in Warburton for harvest. As part of this process VicForests is consulting with the Warburton community and conducting surveys and studies of the area. Source: Timberbiz Consultation with community is integral for VicForests’ planning process for any harvesting activity. VicForests continues to consult with the Warburton community ...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

SETA forestry scientist says ABC should do better fact checks

Spokesperson for South East Timber Association (SETA) Peter Rutherford, a forestry scientist of 40 years standing, claims the RMIT/ABC fact check on prescribed burning rates in NSW had failed to compare correct data sets. Source: Timberbiz “Fire researcher, Dr Philip Zylstra stated that prescribed burning rates have increased markedly in NSW and claimed that burning by state agencies was...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

WPMA blames demise of mills on a distorted market

Brian Stanley New Zealand’s Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association chair penned an open letter to express its deeply felt regrets regarding the announcement of intent of closure of another wood processing mill in New Zealand and the loss of yet more jobs in the regions. Source: Timberbiz Mr Stanley said that the New Zealand government is fully aware that the demise of wood processing fir...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

Fire recovery process will show the industry’s resilience

One thing you can be certain of in the timber industry is that you would have experienced fire before. Some fires are worse than others and fires have significant impacts on the industry, whether it be plantation or native based. However, even if impacted upon, it does not mean the industry is over or the consequences will be irreparable. Source: Timberbiz Forest industries in Queensland, NSW...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

Cudlee Creek Forest closure

ForestrySA’s Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve is closed until further notice, as a result of damage sustained in recent bushfires. Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve is located within the Mount Crawford Forest Reserve. Source: Timberbiz This section of forest contains the Mawson Network Trails, which is commonly known as Fox Creek and home to a significant network of cross-country and downhill mountain bike...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

More timber companies join the effort to help bushfire victims

High Country Truss & Frames and Dahlsens have also joined the efforts to help with the bushfire recovery in New South Wales and Victoria respectively. Source: Timberbiz Owners David and Elizabeth van der Plaat from High Country Truss & Frames have been helping transport feed to the NSW South Coast area. They have transported hay on their trucks, picking hay up from Junee, delivering to ...

IUFRO -18 hours ago

International Conference on Forestry Education

From 2020-04-27 to 2020-04-29, Rome, Italy, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 6.09.00 This international conference, organized by FAO, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), in collaboration with other members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), and with generous support from the government of Germany, will b...

Springer -19 hours ago

Intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) in Pinus nigra (J. F. Arnold) at high-elevation in the central Apennines (Italy)

Abstract Although wood anatomical features can provide yearly resolved climatic information at sub-seasonal resolution, the occurrence of intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) might be triggered by several abiotic factors under different ecological settings. Here, we use information on cambial age and tree-ring width to standardize the frequency of IADFs in European black pin...

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