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We are seeing a slowdown in the economy at the same time as wood supplies are high and forestry activity is intense. As a result, the market price of saw logs is declining “Our operating environment is more unsettled, and…
Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:48

Greater knowledge about the spruce bark beetle

Why does damage caused by spruce bark beetle increase during extremely hot and dry summers? How can growth in young and middle-aged forest be strengthened? These are a few of the questions for which researchers received grants to conduct further…
Stora Enso and the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) have signed an international partnership agreement establishing a long-term strategic collaboration to develop and promote sustainable forestry. Stora Enso and FSC have announced today a new partnership agreement that aims to increase FSC…
TreeToTextile AB is a joint venture between H&M group, Inter IKEA group and innovator Lars Stigsson since 2014, with the aim of developing new textile fibers in a sustainable way at attractive cost levels. Today TreeToTextile announces that Stora Enso…
Wuudis - A Forestry one-stop platform for forest management and monitoring was selected to innovation category Optimisation considered ready for the market. Innovation Radar aims to identify high-potential innovations and innovators in EC-funded research projects. The Innovation Radar platform builds…
The shareholders of Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, have signed a binding agreement regarding the previously announced intent to restructure its ownership. With this agreement, the parties aim to complete the transaction during the first half of…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 07:37

Better spruce trees from greenhouse orchards

Sweden’s first large-scale greenhouse orchard for control-pollinated spruce seeds has opened at Södra’s nursery in Falkenberg. The project, conducted jointly with the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden, will improve the quality of future spruce trees. The supply of control-pollinated spruce…
Södra’s nurseries have now transitioned to fossil-free operations. Heating, machinery and vehicles are all powered by renewable energy. “Persistent efforts and environmental investments of SEK 10 million have generated results,” said Johan Jonsson, Head of Södra Skogsplantor. After several years of…
  International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from AB Hilmer Andersson to supply a Universal Shredder FRP to their saw mill in Lässerud, Sweden. The FRP shredder will process wood waste and offcuts from the saw mill to…
ZSL finds lack of transparency in tropical forestry sector restricts monitoring of corporate commitments Efforts to monitor and manage the impacts of the tropical forestry sector are being hindered, due to many companies failing to accurately disclose where they operate…
Haiti is a country of mountains and fields. Roughly 80 percent of the land is covered in rocky ridges, and the vast majority of rural areas are divided into small, privately-owned, cultivated plots. Haiti’s natural forests, once abundant, have gradually…
With the world’s attention focused on finding greener solutions and cleaner technologies, opportunity is ripe for young scientists and engineers in the forest product and paper sectors to step up to the challenge. The International Council of Forests and Paper…
WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) has just announced the sale of its Cabin Bluff property to The Nature Conservancy. Consisting of 11,172 acres of upland longleaf forests, marshes, forested hammocks and wildlife, the property is positioned across the intracoastal waterway from Cumberland…
Additionally, lower levels of cybersecurity investment limit identification of and response to cyberattacks Forest-products companies plan to increase their investments in digital technologies over the next three years, in part to protect their market share and competitive advantage, according to…
How much forest land—and what quality—is needed to ensure forests can continue to provide people, plants and animals worldwide with clean air and water, food and the goods and services they need to thrive? Through a new collaboration between World…
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