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The Guardian -2 days ago

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests

Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon More fierce and frequent fires are reducing forest density and tree size and may damage forests’ ability to capture carbon in the future, according to a global study.Although forest fires are naturally occurring phenomena and natural forests regenerate, global heating and human activity ...

timberbiz -5 days ago

NZ farm foresters want benefits of pine trees recognised

North Canterbury farm foresters would like to see the benefits of pine trees recognised in efforts to meet New Zealand’s climate change targets. Responding to the recent Climate Change Commission report, New Zealand Farm Forestry Association North Canterbury branch secretary Laurie Bennett said his branch was concerned the potential of radiata pine had been overlooked. Source: The Country Th...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Victoria nowhere near safety target for reduced fuel loads

Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull wants Victoria’s Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio to outline how the State Government plans to address fuel loads, after it conceded it had only reached 43% of an already low target. Source: Timberbiz “In the lead up to last summer’s horrendous fires, there were record fuel loads in the bush and DELWP’s own report showed that it had reached only 8...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Opinion: John O’Donnell – Cool forest hazard reduction burning in eastern Australia.

There are plenty of cases where bushfires travel very long distances in very short periods, including the Dunns Rd, Green Valley and Gospers Mtn bushfires in NSW in 2019/ 20 especially in hot dry conditions with high fuel loads. The areas of these bushfires were Dunns Rd, 334,000 ha, Green Valley, 208,000 ha and Gospers Mtn, 513,000 ha, they are all big fires, among many. Evidence of the fast and ...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Open letter on climate change report in NZ

  Professor Euan Mason from the School of Forestry at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand has penned an open letter after the release of the Climate Change report. Professor Mason holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Maine and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Canterbury. Source: Timberbiz “The Climate Change Commission should be commended for m...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Institute of Foresters Dr Lachlan McCaw recipient of Australia Day Honours

Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers director Dr Lachlan McCaw was awarded the prestigious Australian Fire Service Medal as part of the Australia Day Honours. Source: Timberbiz Dr McCaw received the medal, which recognises distinguished service by members of Australian fire services, for his ability to bring strategy, fire science and incident management together to in...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Friday analysis: Burning issues including a new forestry minister

South Australia had the first real bushfire of the season at the weekend. Sadly, homes and buildings were lost. Trees were lost. But it was short, sharp and brought under effective control through the efforts of Forestry SA, the CFS, crews from the Department of Environment and Water, Metropolitan Fire Service and property owners with firefighting units. Source: Bruce Mitchell A change in the weat...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Friday analysis: Burning issues including a new shadow forestry minister

South Australia had the first real bushfire of the season at the weekend. Sadly, homes and buildings were lost. Trees were lost. But it was short, sharp and brought under effective control through the efforts of Forestry SA, the CFS, crews from the Department of Environment and Water, Metropolitan Fire Service and property owners with firefighting units. Source: Bruce Mitchell A change in the weat...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

The State of Canada’s Forests

Canada’s forests are poised to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape. That’s the key message found in the latest edition of the State of Canada’s Forests report, updated in December 2020. Source: Timberbiz Published annually by the Canadian government, the theme of the 2020 report is “Canada’s forests: adapting to change”. The theme of this year’s Report reflects the sector’s abili...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Focus on year-round bushfire prevention, not last-minute water bombing

The Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers are calling for a greater focus on year-round bushfire prevention activities over the use of water bombing aircraft. In a submission to Queensland’s K’gari (Fraser Island) Bushfire Review IFA/AFG president Bob Gordon urged the review panel to weigh-up the effectiveness and cost of relying on water-bombing aircraft as a react...

iForest -1 month ago

Research Articles: The economic value of fire damages in Tuscan agroforestry areas

Fagarazzi C, Fratini R, Montanino M, Viccaro M, Cozzi M, Romano S, Riccioli FTHE ECONOMIC VALUE OF FIRE DAMAGES IN TUSCAN AGROFORESTRY AREASAbstract: The Tuscan Region (Central Italy) spends about 12 million euros every year in the prevention and suppression of forest fires. In this context, this study aims to analyse the economic and environmental benefits derived from fire suppression activities...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Scientists’ study says trees are smaller due to rising temperatures

As the climate changes, ecosystems around the world are also changing. A new study published by scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) suggests that these changes are causing trees to become smaller and younger. Rising temperatures are a source of stress for trees. Source: Timberbiz Matti Maajärvi, Senior Specialist of Global Forest Affairs at UPM Forest, says that as the ...

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