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Oak processionary moth – warning issued ahead of new hatching season.

Public and construction trade vigilance needed as greatest risk period for oak processionary moth (OPM) begins. Caterpillars can strip oak trees of foliage and weaken their health The public are today (Wednesday 29th May) being urged to be vigilant

Komatsu Europe new sorting and demolition grapple range

Komatsu Europe is pleased to introduce the all-new sorting and demolition grapple range, the latest addition to the Komatsu portfolio. The sorting and demolition grapple range consists of 10 models.The new grapple range meets the customer’s needs and

Spruce trees at their highest risk from beetle attack in June

The spruce bark beetle’s sibling broods are often established in June when the spruce has the poorest defensive capacity against attack. Researcher Petter Öhrn has studied bark beetles for several years and is now publishing his thesis. Photo:

Hultdins-new grapple models

HULTDINS NEWLY DESIGNED SG260S AND THEIR NEW MODEL SG310S Now it’s time to complete the new updated Hultdins SuperGrip S-line grapples by presenting the new SG260S and the new SG310S! Our smaller reinforced grapples are now following in

New Seppi S7 Base

Seppi S7 Base is a robust mulcher made from S420 steel with a power range of 50-160hp for forests, orchards, vineyards and green area maintenance Whether along roadsides, in meadows, or pastures, this innovative mulcher meets the requirements

EU Wildfires, worst on record

EU-a sharp increase in burnt areas was recorded during the summer months of 2023, mostly affecting the Mediterranean region. By total burnt surface area, 2023 was the fourth worst year since 2000. The 2023 wildfire season in the

New FAE mulcher for forestry

New model for mid-range excavators for FAE forestry mulchers with Bite Limiter technology The BL2/EX forestry mulcher for 11–16 ton excavators can shred material up to 15 cm in diameter. The Bite Limiter technology on this head is ideal for

Volvo to launch hydrogen-powered trucks

Volvo Trucks is developing trucks with combustion engines that run on hydrogen. On-road tests with trucks using hydrogen in combustion engines will begin in 2026, and the commercial launch is planned towards the end of this decade. Trucks

Nokian Tyres at the KWF Tagung

Nokian Tyres is showcasing its wide range of forestry tires in KWF Tagung, Schwarzenborn in June 19.–22.2024 KWF Tagung is right around the corner. At Nokian Tyres stand F1-595, you can get to know a wide range of

Finnish and Swedish forest machine sales increased in 2023

Ponsse confirmed its number one position in Finnish forest machine sales Finland Last year, the number of first registrations of forest machines increased from the previous year. Forest machine sales accelerated last year, and so did machine registrations.

Volvo biodiesel truck range expands

A full range of new Volvo truck models can now be powered by 100% biodiesel, offering another renewable fuel choice for customers looking to reduce CO2 emissions from transport here and now. Volvo Trucks is expanding its model

One-handed Danfoss IK1-G pistol grip remote-control

Danfoss IK1-G pistol grip remote control provides ergonomically optimized one-handed operation Danfoss Power Solutions today announced the launch of its IK1-G pistol grip remote control. Designed for safe, reliable, one-handed remote operation of machine functions, the robust yet

TimberPro President Lee Crawford retires

TimberPro Timber Industry leader leaves a decades-long legacy of innovation and generosity After seven years as president of TimberPro, Lee Crawford has announced his retirement. This draws to a close Crawford’s nearly 40 years in the forestry machinery

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.

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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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