Sky Rainforest Rescue - the six-year partnership between Sky and WWF – has raised over £9 million to help keep one billion trees standing in the Amazon. Although this rainforest fundraising work concluded last week, Sky and WWF will continue…
Stora Enso's Sunila mill is now running the Valmet-supplied LignoBoost lignin separation plant. As the last part of the handover process, the lignin dryer, was taken over by the Stora Enso team on September 15, 2015. The LignoBoost plant is…
Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announces that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Anthony Forest Products Company located in El Dorado, Arkansas (“AFP") for a purchase price of $93.5 million US which includes approximately $15 million US of working capital.…
UK consumers (76 per cent) want better laws that ensure the legality of wood products on the market in the UK and across Europe, a new survey finds. Major timber-related businesses from the UK  and other EU countries, from producers…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 11:12

Bicycle helmet from the forest

Cellutech has developed a bicycle helmet entirely based on materials from the forest. It is showcased today and is the first product realized from the inspirational project Ekoportal2035, created by Skogsindustrierna. The helmet is a prototype designed and constructed by…
Monday, 21 September 2015 08:31

FSC forests keep growing in Ukraine

During the last year, the area of FSC-certified forest in Ukraine increased by a remarkable 120%. These now comprise 30% of country's total forest – an area of 3,147 million hectares. At the same time, the number of FSC-certified supply…
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. has announced it has completed the sale of approximately 98,000 acres of timberlands in west-central Florida to Hancock Timber Resource Group for approximately $120 million. “We are pleased to conclude this transaction with Hancock Timber…
Over the past 20 years, Södra has taken a systematic approach to its nature conservation work. These efforts have resulted in voluntarily protected areas with high conservation values and a production forest with growing conservation values. At the same time,…
New Venture Provides Institutions Opportunity to Co-Invest with Plum Creek Directly in Timberland Portfolio Institutional Investors Contribute Cash, Plum Creek to Contribute and Sell Southern Timberland to Venture Valued at $2,150 Per Acre Silver Creek Capital Management to Act as…
UPM's FSC® group certification scheme for private forest owners in Finland has passed a milestone of 100,000 hectares of certified forest. Since 2012, UPM has offered an FSC forest certification service to private forest owners. UPM's FSC group certificate (FSC®…
Finnish MHG Systems’ mobile and internet cloud service www.woodlandmanager.com was launched last week at the Confor Woodland Show at Longleat Estate UK. This real-time planning and management tool brings efficiency and productivity gains directly to forest owners’ and managers’ mobile…
The national forest agencies of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique has signed a historic declaration to jointly combat illegal timber trade in Eastern and Southern Africa, taking a significant step towards addressing this growing driver of forest loss. “WWF…