New-generation forest owners are managing their own forests and aiming for more than just a return on their investment. At least as important to them is to care for their forests in a long-term, environmentally suitable way. That was clear…
Södra has now cleared all wood felled by the severe Storm Egon. Södra thereby judges the risk of insect damage and loss of wood value to be low. On 10-11 January 2015, Storm Egon swept over southern Sweden and damaged…
The data on privately-owned forests collected by the Finnish Forest Centre quite likely constitutes one of the world’s most extensive databases on forest resources. In May, the extent of data on privately-owned forest stands surpassed the 10 million-hectare mark. This…
Following many years of decline, Södra is now seeing a clear trend break in the proportion of Scots pine seedlings sold. "This spring, some 1.7 million pine seedlings are being dispatched from our Flåboda Nursery, while the figure for spring…
A WWF-UK study released raises concerns about the ability of some UK companies - including Oak Furniture Land and Fender - to prove where their wood supply comes from. Customers could unwittingly be buying products containing wood from threatened forests.…
The FSC garden has just won silver at the Chelsea Flower Show. WWF ambassador Miranda Richardson visited the stand and highlighted WWF's Save Our Forests campaign:  “I’m supporting WWF’s Save Our Forests campaign, which aims to end trade in illegal and unsustainable…
Together with FSC Finland, UPM is hosting today a visit by Kim Carstensen, Director General of the international forest certification organisation FSC.  FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) promotes environmentally friendly, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management. The FSC certificate indicates…
Thursday, 23 April 2015 07:24

Forest2Market and Indufor Partnership

Forest2Market, Indufor Partner to Offer Europe’s First Transaction-based Log and Fibre Pricing and Supply Chain Optimisation System Recent announcements of new mill investments in Scandinavia, the Baltic Rim and Northwest Russia have led to concern over increased competition, tighter fibre…
The effectiveness and impact of the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Action Plan were discussed at a ThinkForest seminar at the European Parliament in Brussels on 21 April. Although Voluntary Partnership Agreements have resulted in significant improvements in forest…
Södra's Board has decided to allocate an additional SEK 50 million to the Södra Foundation for Research, Development and Education to promote R&D in forestry and forest industry operations in southern Sweden. "Long-term research in forestry requires confidence in the…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has announced its strong endorsement of the Alliance forêt boréale call for a working group to address recent issues regarding some Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certificates in the Province of Quebec. Earlier…
The theme of the 2015 United Nations International Day of Forests is “Forests and Climate Change.” The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry and its commitment to climate change…