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Forestry Employs 1% of Global Population

33 million people are employed in forestry throughout the world Quantifying how many people are employed in the forestry sector is not a straightforward exercise. Nonetheless, the ILO, FAO and the Thünen-Institute of Forestry joined forces to estimate

Diverse forests to cope with storms

Diverse forests and woodlands is key to making them more resilient to future storms involving high winds. That’s the key message from Scottish Forestry a year on since Storm Arwen’s vicious winds brought down vast swathes of trees

Komatsu C144 Upgrades

With the year/model upgrade for Komatsu C144, the focus is on improvements that will increase the reliability and performance of the harvester head. With the year model update comes the introduction of a new kind of valve bank

New PONSSE HH360 Rotator for Harvesters

PONSSE in Co-operation with Black Bruin launches the HH360 rotator for harvester head PONSSE in co-operation with Black Bruin launches the new PONSSE HH360 harvester head rotator. The new rotator is an innovative solution in which the harvester

Terrain Aeration for England’s largest Sequoias

Darlington’s South Park is home to two of what are believed to be the largest giant Redwood trees or multi-stemmed Sequoiadendron giganteum in England. Planted in March 1863 to commemorate the marriage of the future King Edward VII

Used Forwarders, Mulchers & More For Sale

This weeks used equipment for sale includes a Komatsu 840.4 forwarder, HSM 208F forwarder, OSMA mulcher, AHWI mulcher, Dipperfox, Pronar Hook Lift Trailer, Kings tri axle Low Loader Trailer and chippers from Greenmech, Carton, Kwikchip and Mus Max.

Palms 410 Timber Grapple For Sale

Palms 410 Timber Grapple For Sale Palms 410 Timber Grapple approximately 6 years old, in good condition, hardly used. £5,000 or nearest offer. Contact Wendy at wendy@muirhousefarm.co.uk for more details. FIND US ON Contact Wendy at wendy@muirhousefarm.co.uk for

Forest Machinery Taster Days

Experience operating a timber forwarder – Jan/Feb 2023. Closing date for applications 9th December 2022. Confor is hosting a series of events to give you the opportunity to experience operating a timber forwarder. These machines are usually difficult

Confederation of Forest Industries calls on Sunak government to urgently accelerate tree planting to help achieve Net Zero target 

Afforestation and reforestation are critical to help meet the UK’s climate targetsUK witnessing rapid decline of CO2 absorption rates as mature woodlands are not replaced quickly enoughProductive tree species like conifers sequester carbon more quickly than broadleaf trees

Komatsu’s new XT-5 tracked harvesters provide maneuverability and power in demanding conditions

Designed to significantly increase lift capacity and lower fuel consumption To harvest trees in tight, dense and rugged-terrain forests, operators need machines with maneuverability, power, versatility and reliability. With Komatsu’s XT-5 tracked harvesters, operators can harvest closer to

HL20-1 6WD Highlander

The HL20-1 6WD Highlander from Konrad Forsttechnik is a versatile machine that excels on steep ground. It is basically a clam bunk skidder with a harvesting head attached to the crane. It can fell, extract, process and then

Soilless technology could help the UK’s biomass industry grow

An innovative, space-saving technology to develop fast-growing plants without soil could revolutionise the UK’s bioenergy market, according to researchers from the University of Surrey. The soilless cultivation technology has been awarded £4m from the Department for Business, Energy

CarEYE® Safety Angle Turning Assistant

New Artificial Intelligent Vehicle Safety System Brigade Electronics – a market-leading provider of vehicles safety systems – has launched a new artificial intelligent vehicle safety system to the UK market. CarEYE® Safety Angle Turning Assistant from EYYES GmbH

Using trees to combat flooding – new guidance

Land managers across Scotland are being urged to take note of new forestry guidance on using trees as natural defences to minimise the risks of flooding. Flooding is a major environmental hazard facing many parts of Scotland. With

PASCAL RETY RETURNS AS LOGSET’S VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING

Long-time Logset man, Pascal Rety, returns to Logset as sales and marketing director. A total of 13 years of history in Logset sales will continue when Pascal starts developing Logset sales. “I came from Sampo-Rosenlew’s agricultural sales. It

Bark beetles intercepted in west of Scotland

A small number of Ips cembrae bark beetles have been intercepted in pheromone lure traps in the west of Scotland conifer bark beetle Pest Free Area (PFA). A total of five of the beetles, which affect larch trees, have been

HGV Timber Driver Required

HGV Timber Driver Required for Ferguson Transport & Shipping. Shift patterns will typically be either Monday to Friday, Tuesday to Saturday or Sunday to Thursday. Competitive rates of pay – £13.16 per hour basic and £15.30 per hour

80,000 Hours

Above: “The new seat that was installed in1999 is far from comfortable today”, Erkki Rinne says. He still manages to do 20-hour shifts with it. Hats off! That’s a remarkable amount of work hours for a single machine.

HIAB Upgrades HIVISION For Forestry Cranes & Demountables

Hiab, part of Cargotec, announces the launch of the camera system HiVision 2.0 for forestry cranes and improvements to HiVision for MULTILIFT demountables, which are used to operate equipment from inside the truck cabin.  Hiab’s HiVision™ for forestry

Stora Enso launches building solution for low carbon construction

Today, Stora Enso – a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper, and one of the largest private forest owners in the world – launches their new initiative aimed at providing a sustainable solution to
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We cover all aspects of the forest industry from ground preparation, road building, planting, harvesting, extraction, haulage, saw-milling, health and safety, through to the end product. We visit harvesting sites, contractors, hauliers, and timber processing plants to keep abreast of all the latest news and technology. 

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