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timberbiz -5 days ago

Increases in notified areas of final felling in Sweden

In Sweden, the notified area of final felling increased by 18% and amounted to 34,369 hectares in November, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest monthly statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. It is the highest monthly recorded data for November since 2007 in the whole country. Source: Timberbiz The notified area of final felling increased in all regions. In the regio...

Forest Sweden -7 days ago

After summer forest fires: record interest in notified area of final felling

The notified area of final felling increased by 18 percent and amounted to 34,369 hectares in November in the whole country, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest monthly statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. It is the highest monthly recorded data for November since 2007 in the whole country. / Swedish Forest Agency...

Elsevier -7 days ago

Post-fire dynamics of terrestrial lichens: Implications for the recovery of woodland caribou winter range

Publication date: 28 February 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 434Author(s): Kelsey L.M. Russell, Chris J. JohnsonAbstractForest fires are the most dominant natural disturbance process influencing the habitat and distribution of woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in winter. This is a function of terrestrial lichens, the primary winter forage of caribou, taking decades to...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Best practices, best science could stop forest fires

The recent horrific Californian wildfires were caused by years of neglect in forest management that created dead and dying timber, according to a leading US Government official. The Secretary of the US Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, a former Navy seal who fought in Iraq, said the Californian fires were the worst devastation he had ever seen. “It was like a flame-thrower of embers, shoot...

ScienceDaily -2 weeks ago

Colombia tropical forest fires spike after 2016 Peace Accords

Fires that contribute to deforestation spiked six-fold in Colombia in the year after an historic 2016 peace agreement ended decades of conflict between FARC guerrilla and government forces, according to a new study....

What Wood -2 weeks ago

The Federal forestry agency called the number of forest fires in 2018

According to RIA Novosti, almost 10 thousand forest fires are registered in Russia in 2018. This was reported by the Deputy head of the Federal forestry agency (Rosleskhoz) Nikolai Krotov at the meeting “Topical issues of respect for the rights of citizens in forest management.” The event was held on the 28th of November. According […]...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Make America Rake Again

As California comes to terms with the deadliest wildfires in its history, United States President Donald Trump has offered a solution to the problem. Mr Trump said California authorities should copy Finland’s example and rake forest floors to remove the material which fuels fires. Except Finland does not have that strategy for managing its vast forest reserves. Sources: Timberbiz, ABC...

Forest Sweden -4 weeks ago

Finland has little to offer for firefighters in California, USA – though not quite nothing

The widely noticed statement by Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, praising Finland’s skilled forestry has been overshadowed by his including the word “raking”. Finns have indeed invested greatly in forest fire prevention, but this does not mean that their experience could be useful under such different circumstances as those in California. / Finnish Forest Association...

The Guardian -4 weeks ago

Make America Rake Again: Finland baffled by Trump's forest fire raking claim

Social media users mock US president’s insistence on Finnish forest defence methodThe people of Finland have reacted with bemusement on social media at Donald Trump’s assertions that the country rakes its forests to help prevent forest fires.Speaking on Saturday in Paradise, California, about the role of forest management in stemming wildfires, Trump said: “I was with the president of Finlan...