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Emergency Crews responding to explosion at paper mill in Maine

Androscoggin Mill in Jay pictured in 2018. Photo Courtesy of Verso Corp. On Wednesday a large explosion severely damaged the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine. It is not yet known what caused the explosion but it occurred at

Northern Pulp prepared to invest in modernizing mill and revitalizing Nova Scotia’s forestry sector

ABERCROMBIE, NS – Northern Pulp Nova Scotia (Northern Pulp) has requested Nova Scotia Environment issue a timely, well-defined, and outcome-based Environmental Assessment process for its proposed Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) modernization. Northern Pulp is committed to operating in

£10m to boost tree planting in second auction of Woodland Carbon Guarantee

£10m available from the Woodland Carbon Guarantee’s £50m pot for farmers and land managers to create new woodlands to help tackle the effects of climate change.Applicants must apply by 5 June to qualify for the next auction starting

Wildfire in radioactive forest spreads near Chernobyl

Wildfire burning in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Photo by Yaroslav Yemelianenko. The fire has come to within about two kilometers of the abandoned nuclear reactor that exploded in 1986. The wildfire burning through the radioactive forest in Ukraine 

Forest Live 2020 cancelled

Image credit Lee Blanchflower Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England, where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations around the country has been cancelled. Forestry England statement: We are sorry to disappoint the Forest Live

Pulp production surging while lumber producers wait on U.S. housing starts

By: Ian Ross The unexpected consumer run on toilet paper during the COVID-19 outbreak has provided an opportunistic teaching point. Derek Nighbor, president-CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), said panicked buying of specialty paper products delivered a “big surprise” to

Nordic sawmillers reduce production in response to reduced UK demand

Several key Nordic softwood sawmillers have implemented production cutbacks in response to reduced UK demand for sawn timber. Bergs Timber and Södra were two large Nordic sawmillers to make announcements after UK and European government restrictions aimed at

Keeping Timber Hauliers Safe

The stereotypical logging truck driver is a super tough guy, he can of course handle the big rig, the rough roads, long hours, work in all weathers and still jump out the cab wearing only a faded V8

Deere Begins Production Of Protective Face Shields for Health-Care Workers

Deere, in collaboration with the UAW, the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association has joined a number of organizations and companies across the country to produce protective face shields for health-care workers in response

Logset 8 H GTE Hybrid for Sedu Ähtäri Tuomarniemi

The new Logset 8 H GTE Hybrid Harvester has been delivered to Sedu Ähtäri Tuomarniemi forest machine school. At the same time, Sedu Ähtäri also acquired a Logset simulator to support the forest machine driver teaching. With these

Fuelwood Become New Agents For Mecanil Grapple Saws And Felling Heads

Mecanil is the manufacturer of high-quality, safe and easy-to-use grapple saws and felling heads for the tree care and forest industry. We have our own patented products such as energy heads, grapple saws, grapple saw units and wood

TIMBER TRADE SLOW BUT RESILIENT DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

The timber trade is facing a significant decrease in demand for products according to a TTF survey of members, with more than 60% of respondents now accessing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This reflects construction sites closing

James Jones (Pallets and Packaging) has been working harder than ever to service critical supply chains

Government has recognised the essential role of wooden pallets in keeping supplies of food and medicine flowing during this challenging period. James Jones (Pallets & Packaging) has been working harder than ever – sawing timber to make new

New framework will help decide which trees are best in the fight against air pollution

A study from the University of Surrey has provided a comprehensive guide on which tree species are best for combatting air pollution that originates from our roads – along with suggestions for how to plant these green barriers

Environmental groups condemn Estonia’s rejection of ‘climate and biodiversity centered’ forestry impact assessment

The Global Forest Coalition, a coalition of more than 100 NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations from 65 different countries, along with 27 additional groups, are calling on the Estonian Ministry of the Environment to reverse its decision to

Wildfire Danger Assessment for Wednesday 7th April – Friday 10th April 2020 for Scotland.

Locations & assessment: North, north-west, north-east and east Scotland EXTREME Tuesday 7th AprilEast and north-east Scotland VERY HIGH Thursday 8th – Friday 9th AprilNorth-east Scotland VERY HIGH Friday 10th AprilOther areas MODERATE 7th April, this area expanding 8th

DEMO INTERNATIONAL® TO BE POSTPONED TO 2021

Over the last 50 years, Demo International has become North America’s largest and most recognized ‘live, in-woods’ forestry equipment show; this years’ event scheduled for September 24-26, 2020 in Venosta, Quebec in the Gatineau Valley Region was shaping

Metsä Group’s investment projects in Finland progress – the world’s most modern sawmill will be built in Rauma

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has made the decision to build the world’s most modern sawmill in Rauma. The value of the investment is approximately EUR 200 million. Construction will begin in the spring of 2020. Production

Tilhill Guidance Summary Page: Government and Confor Information

Tilhill is constantly monitoring the information coming from Government through their daily updates and gathering as much relevent information as possible on this page. This is in order to provide everyone with an up to date one-stop-shop summary

Bayernlift relies on the Woodcracker® CS smart grapple saw for storm damage

The Bayernlift company from Georgensmünd in Middle Franconia (DE) recently decided on a Woodcracker® CS580 smart for attachment to a telescopic loader. The company owns a Merlo telescopic loader, which it now wants to use for forestry operations. Bayernlift originally focused on

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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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