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Prestigious award for dedicated Moray forester

David Hay, who has lived with his family in Fochabers for nearly 40 years, has recently been awarded a prestigious Fellowship from the Institute of Chartered Foresters. This prestigious award is given to those in forestry as an

Precision Forestry use AI to enhance forest management

In recent years, Precision Forestry has emerged as a transformative approach, leveraging advanced technologies to collect and utilize data, to optimize forest management practices for sustainability, efficiency, and productivity. This data-driven approach enables forest owners, including us as

Ponsse seek to achieve carbon neutrality

Liquefied gas to be replaced with biogas at Ponsse’s factory. Ponsse seeks to achieve carbon neutrality at its factory in Vieremä by 2025. Considering this goal, the most significant part of emissions comes from the use of liquefied

Komatsu Forest offer traction assist winch options

When harvesting and forwarding in steep terrain, a traction aid winch is a useful complement to ensure a productive working day with low impact on the forest. The Komatsu Traction Aid Winch is a high-quality system based on

£2 million timber transport funding boost for Scotland

Nine new projects which will improve timber transport in Scotland are to be funded by Scottish Forestry. £800,000 has been allocated to the timber transport projects which include upgrades to existing fragile rural roads, creating passing places or

Full steam ahead for bioship

New bioship technology would use gas from biomass to propel shipMoU between Japanese and British companies contains plans to develop bioship by the end of the decadeTechnology could decarbonise shipping of biomass pellets to Japan, potentially reducing carbon

Research looks at increasing logging residue extraction

Research initiative paves the way for increased logging residue extraction. The extraction of residue in the forest may increase. But uncertainty about how large volumes can actually be extracted and the impact on land and production hinder development.

UK Timber Imports fractionally ahead

Imports of the main timber and panel products for the first two months of 2024 are fractionally ahead of the same period in 2023, up by 0.2% (3,000m3) following improvements in February after a disappointing January start. Overall,

Canfor Announces Permanent Closure of Polar Sawmill

Canfor Announces Permanent Closure of Polar Sawmill andSuspension of Planned Reinvestment in Houston, B.C Canfor, Vancouver, BC — After thorough analysis of the persistent shortage of economically available timber and challenging operating conditions in northern British Columbia, Canfor

A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products-Job Opportunity

A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products is looking for an experienced LGV Driver for a Mobile Chipper Vehicle to work across our various sites. A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products is looking for an experienced LGV Driver for a Mobile Chipper Vehicle

Cat® New 973

Cat® New 973 Rounds Out Updated Track Loader Lineup A track loader is the one machine that can do it all – clear, load, dig, carry, fill and more – even in tough or slick ground conditions. The

STIHL GB unveils Contra House

STIHL GB proudly announces the grand opening of its new, purpose-built head office andstate-of-the-art distribution centre named Contra House, ushering in a new chapter ofinnovation and service excellence for the business. Dr. Nikolas Stihl, Chairman of the Supervisory

New EU safety regulations for trucks and buses

How will the new EU General Safety Regulation affect your vehicles and business? Here is our guide to all you need to know about the requirements of the new EU GSR legislation, and why Scania already has a

The technology supporting the FLS harvesting fleet

Harvesting timber is a key part of what FLS do, so we thought we’d share some of the clever technology used by our teams. One of the ways we fell timber is with harvesting machines that use sensors

Grease sustainably without lithium

Zeller+Gmelin present a multi-purpose grease based on a novel calcium hybrid Lubricant manufacturer Zeller+Gmelin is consistentlyexpanding its product range to include sustainable and resource-saving alternatives. This particularly applies to lubricating grease that contain the highly sought-after, non-renewable raw

Ponsse staff cuts, less than estimated

Ponsse personnel reductions are smaller than estimated Changes in Ponsse’s operating model and related cooperation negotiations resulted in the termination of 21 employment contracts in Finland and about 40 outside Finland. Previously, the changes were estimated to cause


JST SERVICES GROUP AWARDED A KING’S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE FOR INNOVATION JST Services Group (JST), based in Ayrshire, Scotland, has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation. JST is one of 252 organisations nationally to

Voodin’s timber turbine blades

Voodin’s World’s first’ wooden wind turbine blades installed in Germany These new timber blades by Voodin’s could significantly reduce the environmental impact of existing fiberglass and carbon composite ones. Source; Interesting Engineering German wind turbine blade maker Voodin

Waratah Forestry’s new hardwood harvesting head

Waratah Forestry Equipment introduces new H216 hardwood head Waratah Forestry Equipment has unveiled the H216 – a new two-roller head added to its 200 Series lineup. Built for hardwood, the H216 is strong enough to handle the toughest tree forms with accuracy

PONSSE wins iF Design Award 2024

Internationally Acclaimed iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 Given to the PONSSE Opti 5G Information System Internationally Acclaimed iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 Given to the PONSSE Opti 5G Information System Granted since 1954, the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of
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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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