Latest Forestry News

Forest Machine Magazine is owned, written and edited by a forest professional with over 40 years hands on experience. Find all the latest forestry news and topics affecting the industry along with great feature stories and professional reviews here.

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

Keeping essential timber supplies flowing

New business support from Forestry and Land Scotland to keep essential timber supplies flowing. Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has commended Forestry and Land Scotland’s move to help suppliers weather the COVID-19 lockdown and ensure that essential timber

Small businesses boosted by bounce back loans

businesses will be able to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and access the cash within daysloans will be interest free for the first 12 months, and businesses can apply online through a short and simple form Small businesses

New H212 harvester head for thinnings

The new H212 harvester head has been designed specifically for thinnings. The harvester head’s dimensions give it agility in navigating even dense thinning stands. Delimbing has been optimized for smaller trees, enabling a very high-quality delimbing result. The

SENNEBOGEN 355 E Telehandler

With the 355 E telehandler, SENNEBOGEN offers an interesting alternative to the classic wheel loader. The machine is also an interesting addition for timber and forestry operations thanks to its high load capacities and robust telescopic arm, especially

FLS urges public to heed fire safety warnings

As the extreme fire risk warning continues across Scotland, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is urging all members of the public to observe wildfire prevention guidance to avoid putting the emergency services under unnecessary pressure. The call comes

Man’s Work

The Einari Vidgren Foundation (Einari Vidgren was the founder of Ponsse) has supported the Man’s work exhibition organized by the Finnish Metsämuseum Lusto. The exhibition reflects the situation in the early 1970 s with regard to forest work,

If you enjoyed reading these articles by Forest Machine Magazine please support us by subscribing to our bi-monthly magazine which is delivered to your door from only £30 per year or in digital format for just £3.50 per issue

Subscribe here

#homeoflogging #writtenbyloggersforloggers #loggingallovertheworld

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.

The professional magazine written by loggers for loggers.

Find Us On