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MAN plans restart of bus and truck production

MAN stopped production in mid-March to protect its employees, due to broken supply chains and the sharp drop in demand for commercial vehicles. Now the bus and truck plants are being restarted with a comprehensive safety concept. After

Minister Tudge right on immigration.

Minister Tudge right on immigration. Forest industries urge new housing stimulus to help counter massive demand drop. The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Ross Hampton has congratulated Australia’s Minister for Population, Cities and

CONFOR Webinar

On Wednesday evening I joined the CONFOR webinar regarding “supporting contractors during and after Covid-19.” I have been a supporter of CONFOR for many years and have been a regular contributor to their Forestry and Timber News Magazine;

Sustainable Logging

Sustainable logging: balancing the needs of the environment, wildlife, and forest communities In recent years, the negative attitude surrounding those who work in timber harvesting has definitely been on the increase. Many people associate logging with the image

BC Government to help forest sector

The B.C. government is deferring one of the fees it charges to help people, communities and forest companies navigate through the COVID-19 crisis. Stumpage, the fee operators pay the Province to harvest, buy or sell trees from Crown

Over 69,000 loans approved

More than 69,000 Bounce Back Loans worth over £2 billion have been approved during the first 24 hours of the scheme, the Chancellor has announced. The seven largest lenders (Barclays, Danske, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS, Santander and Virgin Money)

New windows for harvesters and forwarders

New windows for harvesters and forwarders comply with ISO 21876 saw chain shot testing standard The new ISO 21876 standard will take effect at the end of 2020, or early 2021 at the latest. The new windows are

Holmen offers map of spruce bark beetle damage to wood suppliers

The spruce bark beetle has rampaged through the forests of southern Sweden, affecting many forest owners. In response, Holmen has developed an analytical tool, based on satellite images and artificial intelligence, showing actual damage on a map. Now,

New Zealands plan to grow forestry workforce

The Government is joining forces with the forestry and wood-processing sector to help attract a diverse workforce of more than 5000 additional people in a post-COVID-19 world, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says. The inaugural meeting of the Forestry

Egger Coronavirus Update

Statement from Andrew Sanderson, Plant Manager, EGGER UK. “Preparations are underway to safely restart production, in a limited capacity, at our Hexham plant on Monday 11th May.Like most companies, Egger are continue to monitor, review and adapt to

Saving on transportation costs

Lightweight wood saves on transportation costs and hassle at the construction site. The world’s urban infrastructure will go through major transformation during the next decades. Lighter building materials, such as wood elements, are less costly and more energy

Hotshot Crew Planning for Wildfire Response

Alpine Hotshot Crew provide initial attack on 2012 Myrtle Fire on the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota As part of the National Park Service’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), wildland fire staff across the country are getting

Panther axle technology from DOLL

A 3-axle low bed with panther axle technology and 1-axle dolly starts working at Metz Bagger & Transporte. With this heavy-duty combination, the first DOLL entered the fleet of the family business from the Upper Palatinate. It was particularly

Understanding deer damage is crucial

Red Deer. Credit: Dr Rebecca Spake Scientists at the University of Southampton and Forest Research say understanding the risk of damage by deer to new and existing forests in Britain is crucial when considering their expansion. The researchers

Forestry industry must improve safety record

New FAO report points to steps to reduce forestry accidents, including safety inspections, and providing education and first-aid training. Rome – The forestry industry must take steps to improve its safety record and promote decent rural employment in support

Building sites reopening

It will be a long road to a full recovery but here is some good news to show we are starting to head in the right direction. Several major building and construction sites are reopening in England and

Colouring page to download free

Free printable colouring page for your young loggers that you can print out and colour. We provide our pictures as high quality PDF files so that you can always get a good print to colour in. Download the

Justin Kingwell, Biomass and Covid 19

We catch up with Justin Kingwell, owner of Kingwell Holdings to see how both him and his biomass business was coping with the effects of Covid 19. Justin works throughout the UK carrying out site clearances, tree clearance,

Connecting with forests at home

Seven simple ways to connect with forests at home The government has asked us all to stay safe by staying at home, but if you’re missing forests and nature as much as we are, look no further: Forestry

Forestry England makes land purchase

Forestry England’s North District has bought a significant area of land in Northumberland for a new woodland.  Last autumn the Government unveiled proposals to create the Great Northumberland Forest.  The first stage of this ambition to increase woodland

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About Forest Machine Magazine

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. 

Spending most of my life in forestry has afforded me the opportunity to build up a network of highly experienced operators that I am able to call upon for trialing forestry equipment and accessories. Having this unique network of operators gives us the advantage of carrying out honest and unbiased trials in optimum conditions.

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