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Kieran Anders Forestry

Logging in the lakes Kieran Anders is a forestry contractor working in the lake district. His work involves hand cutting and extracting timber using a skidder and tractor-trailer forwarder. He has recently upgraded his equipment with the purchase

Wellbeing trails help visitors reconnect with nature

Forestry England is launching wellbeing trails in forests across the country this autumn to help people take care of their physical and mental health. The self-led trails wind through the trees in 18 forests and woodlands across England,

Forest surveillance “working well”

Scottish Forestry says that its surveillance programme to check for pests and diseases in Scotland’s forests is proving a success. It’s the first year of the new programme, which is using aerial surveillance, drones, new traps, ground surveillance

Teenager Arrested over Illegal Sycamore Gap Felling on Hadrian’s Wall

The iconic tree at Sycamore Gap has been “deliberately felled”, according to authorities. The iconic tree at the famous Sycamore Gap landmark, in Northumberland, has been “deliberately felled” overnight (Wednesday, September 27/Thursday, September 28), say authorities. The tree, which is on

Tree rings reveal a new kind of earthquake threat

The findings from new research, led by University of Arizona dendrochronologist Bryan Black, could have implications for seismic preparedness measures in the region. By Mikayla Mace Kelley, University of Arizona In February, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the Turkey-Syria border,

Forestry schemes approvals on the up

Scottish Forestry is pulling out all the stops to drive woodland creation rates up and has now exceeded last year’s total for Forestry Grant Scheme approvals. So far, a total of 11,200 hectares of forestry schemes have been

EGGER Group acquires Rauch chipboard plant

The EGGER Group continues its growth course and takes over the plant in Markt Bibart (DE). The purchase agreement was signed on 8 September 2023. With the purchase of the Rauch chipboard plant in Markt Bibart, Germany, the

Bruks Siwertell launches 1006.3 RT industrial mobile wood chipper

Bruks Siwertell has expanded its wood-processing product range with the introduction of the Bruks 1006.3 RT industrial mobile wood chipper. The truck-mounted wood chipping machine has an innovative flexible design, and offers high-capacity chipping capabilities for a range

In their blood: Logging’s a tradition for this business-minded Georgia family

When his alarm goes off at 4 a.m., Charles Hill is ready to take on the day. “It’s always a different tree,” he said. “Let’s see what the challenge is today.” Charles runs Hill Logging Inc., a company

Glasfryn Fencing and Sawmill

From Seed To Sawmill Glasfryn Fencing and Sawmill is situated just outside Llanaelhaearn on the edge of the Llyn Peninsula and has an interesting history behind it. In 1952, aged just 25 and being the oldest son, Roger

Launch event to kick off FORWARD’27 programme

Ponsse and its technology company Epec have embarked on the FORWARD’27 ecosystem programme, which targets the research and development of responsible and environmentally friendly solutions for mobile work machines. FORWARD’27 is a joint programme of Ponsse’s and Epec.

Riparian planting – Planting next to rivers and streams

Scottish Forestry is keen to see more riparian woodland, which is essentially planting trees along rivers and streams. Riparian planting is a fantastic way to boost an area’s biodiversity and encourage nature to thrive, whilst also contributing to

Ford Ranger Plug-in Hybrid

Ford Expands Global truck family with the first ever Ford Ranger plug in Hybrid Ford Ranger will introduce plug-in hybrid technology to the mid-size truck segment with its first ever Ranger Plug-in Hybrid electric vehicle in early 2025

Tilhill Rises to the Challenge to Fundraise for the Samaritans

Teams across Tilhill and Maelor Forest Nurseries will compete to walk, cycle or run a total of 750 miles, following a virtual route from our Uffculme office all the way up to our Inverness office in aid of

Ash Dieback: Deadwood removal with tree care handler 718 E

Bald spots to dead roots: ash dieback is causing numerous, challenging operations in the field of tree felling and traffic safety. The use of SENNEBOGEN tree care handlers is proving to be a particularly environmentally friendly and efficient

GB Lubricants becomes first business to use green energy from ground-breaking Gateshead district energy scheme

GB Lubricants is the first private sector company in the UK to connect to and use the ground-breaking Gateshead District Energy scheme; part of the manufacturer’s ongoing sustainability commitment as it looks to achieve net carbon zero manufacturing

Scania’s new digital dashboard Smart Dash

Scania’s new digital dashboard Smart Dash is opening the way to smarter, safer and better truck driving experiences for all kinds of drivers. Its modular build and latest digital solutions ensure that Scania trucks offer a secure, connected

Industry Focus: Forestry Lubricants

GB Lubricants’ range of forestry oils, lubricants and greases has been specifically formulated to meet the various needs required to ensure forestry vehicles and equipment stay well-maintained and do not let you down when you need them most. Ensuring that machinery

BSW Dalbeattie Supports Macmillan with Charity Football Match

A team of budding soccer stars from BSW Timber’s Dalbeattie site recently took part in a charity football match that raised a remarkable sum of over £800 in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. The spirited event brought together

New generation of sorting grabs and multi-grabs from Rototilt promising even greater power and durability

Rototilt is continuing its latest series of product launches with a new generation of sorting grabs and multi-grabs. “This is one of the most popular products in our work tool range. Through continuous product development, we will ensure
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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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