As the uncertainty of the global economy continues to influence the forest products industry, 2015 has proven to be a noteworthy year in terms of industry change. No other US region with significant forest resources has experienced this pace of…
RusForest AB (“RusForest” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ OMX: RUSF), a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, announces plans to develop harvesting operations in its Ust-Ilimsk forest lease areas. The Company has been reviewing the best options for its Ust-Ilimsk…
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 09:25

Welcome to Forest Romania 16-18 September

Forest Romania will be the first dedicated professional forestry fair in Romania, a forestry country with sizeable forest resources and an extensive forest industry. The fair is being held by two of the world’s leading organizers of forestry & agricultural…
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 09:19

‘Early warning system’ for tree health

Citizen science and new technology are being combined in the fight against tree disease as part of Observatree, a new project aimed at helping protect the UK’s trees, woods and forests from harmful pests and diseases – existing or new.…
Monday, 10 August 2015 09:12

Success for Södra´s non-toxic saplings

Södra is continuing to invest in non-toxic saplings. During the first half of the year, 28 million saplings were sold, half of which featured mechanical plant protection, meaning they were entirely free from toxins. For the full-year 2015, Södra forecasts…
A new WWF cost-benefit analysis of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification on a cross-section of forest operators finds that tropical and small or medium producers, regardless of geography, can benefit significantly from attaining FSC certification. The Profitability and Sustainability in…
The China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) has announced that the Chinese Government has passed and is enacting immediately its new national forest certification regulations. These important rules set out the scope, framework, and requirements for all forest certifications operating in…
On 18-19 June under the Latvian Presidency of EU Council, an informal meeting of Forest Directors was held in Riga. The meeting aimed to discuss the results of the UN Forum for Forests and development of the Forest Europe policy…
UPM, WWF Finland, Finnish Environment Institute and Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland have carried through a joint project to promote the living conditions of the endangered white-backed woodpecker in commercial forests. During the last 20 years, the population of the white-backed…
UPM has received recognition from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for its exemplary forest management practices. The recognition was conferred by the Forestry General Direction of Uruguay as part of a National Workshop titled “Methodological…
UPM’s ValChem project has received EUR 13.1 million funding from the European Union. The project will be done in cooperation with Sekab, METabolic EXplorer and Technische Universität Darmstadt. The total budget of the project is around  EUR 18.5 million. ValChem…
International efforts to stem forest loss and achieve the goal of ‘zero net deforestation’ are lagging well behind target, with only Colombia, Ecuador and Peru having set targets to succeed by 2020.  Of the fourteen nations included in a new…