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Gremo, the end of an era

The name Gremo AB came to an end on the 17th of April 2020 as their equipment is now part of EcoLog Forestry. The production of Gremo equipment has ceased at Atran and will now be manufactured at


Guerra, a Spanish Treasure where Forestry and Technology Unite Whenever anyone mentions Spain my first thoughts are sun, sea and Sangria. However, my recent trip to Northern Spain has completely changed my views. I was invited to join

Södra ends furlough scheme at Mönsterås

Södra has now ended the furlough scheme introduced at the sawmill and port at Mönsterås in April in light of reduced demand related to the ongoing pandemic. “We decided to introduce a furlough scheme because the UK was

Additional £58 million to help Scotland tackle coronavirus

The UK Government has today announced an additional £58 million to help the devolved administration in Scotland respond to the challenge of the coronavirus. This comes on top of the existing £3.5 billion package given to Holyrood to

New H219 Harvester Head

NEW H219 HARVESTER HEAD FOR LARGE HARVESTERS AND BIG TIMBER The H219 is ideal for use with large harvesters and big timber. The two-wheel-drive H219 harvester head has dual-speed feed motors. Its feed force and speed automatically adjust

Stora Enso

Stora Enso’s planting season is in full speed: more than 41 million tree seedlings will be planted in 2020 In 2020, more than 41 million tree seedlings will be planted in the forests of Finland, Sweden and Russia

Timber supply chain is gearing up for business

The timber supply chain is gearing up for business according to latest Confederation of Timber Industries survey, with almost all businesses to reopen in May Almost all businesses to reopen in May The timber supply chain is gearing

Eco Log and Gremo

Eco Log and Gremo moving forward in yellow tones On April 17th, we were happy to announce the upcoming merger of Eco Log and Gremo. Now, not more than three weeks later, the planning and preparations for future

Garden centres reopen in England

Garden centres will be able to reopen to the public from today (Wednesday 13 May).   All garden centres reopening should put in place social distancing, cleaning and protective measures for both staff and customers. In particular, they

RJ Fukes Forestry Services

RJ Fukes  Forestry Services have just delivered a new Doosan DX235LCR/TH75 and a new Logset 6F forwarder to Thompson Brothers Timber Harvesting in South Wales. We went down to Llandovery to find out more. We called in at


20% FASTER CUTTING PERFORMANCE from Stihl STIHL continues to offer professional forestry and agriculture chainsaw users enhanced performance with the introduction of a newly designed guide bar and saw chains for 20% faster cutting performance, with lighter weight.

Rottne Industri rebuilding for the future

Rottne Industri is rebuilding the main factory with its sights on the future. The goal is to have capacity to produce 300 forest machines by 2026, which is more than a doubling compared to the number of machines

Stable Forwarder, Komatsu 895

A stable forwarder does not only mean a better work environment with less strain on the operator, it’s also of great importance to achieve good productivity. To forest machine contractor Patrik Jonsson, at J Jonssons Skogs AB, the

IVECO restart in Italy and Spain

IVECO, the commercial vehicle brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI), announced that it is ready to restart production at its plants in Italy and Spain, which had been temporarily closed in March to protect

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)

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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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