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Daily Timber News

Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

Global Timber Forum Summit

Delegates from around the world are lining up to hear internationally known industry experts at the Global Timber Forum Summit from June 9-11 in Shanghai. Source: Timberbiz Architect Pierre Thibault, speaking from huge and varied experience, will address timber’s current and future po
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New harvester head at SkogsElmia

SP Maskiner’s SP 451 harvester head has an updated successor, called the SP 461 LF and is being presented at SkogsElmia from 4 to 6 June. “We’ve updated the entire engineering design,” said sales manager Gustav Granath. Mr Granath is a new face at the company. Last spring he succeeded
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Ponsse presents at SkogsElmia

Ponsse is coming to SkogsElmia, which is on from 4-6 June at Jonkoping with a forwarder that’s half new. Source: Timberbiz It’s the company’s smallest model, the 10-tonne Gazelle. “It’s new ahead of the centre pivot,” said Eero Lukkarinen, managing director of Ponsse AB in Sweden. Gaz
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VicForests looking to grant support

VicForests is looking to all eligible community groups and services to make an application to this year’s Community Support Program, before its deadline at close of business Friday 12 June, 2015. Source: Timberbiz The Community Support Program has been designed by VicForests to assist
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Bioenergy the do-able renewable

Discover the potential in waste timber, crop and forest residue at a one-day forum in Heyfield, Gippsland. Source: Timberbiz Biomass is the biggest source of renewable energy in both the Eu and the US, even bigger than solar or wind This forum will explore the opportunities presented
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Stihl a festival of logging

The Stihl Festival of Logging has been a firm fixture at the New Zealand Fieldays for more than 20 years celebrating all things to do with chainsaws. Source: Stuff.co.nz Co-ordinator Wayne Jones said that there has always been a good turnout of competitors for the event, and not all o
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Heated discussions at NZ forum

A forum for heat plant owners and operators to share experiences and learn from each other how to optimize wood fuelled heat plant operation will be held in Rotoroa, New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz This event is a chance for heat plant operators to meet each other and to share experien
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Greens leader resigns

Tasmanian Greens leader Kim Booth has announced his immediate resignation from state parliament, citing family reasons and the need for party renewal. Source: Timberbiz Mr Booth has been a member of the state’s House of Assembly since 2002, representing the electorate of Bass. H
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Dorries new chief at AFS

Simon Dorries recently commenced as chief executive of Australian Forestry Standards (AFS) and comes to the post with more than 30 years’ experience in the wood product industry. Mr Dorries is well regarded as a leading international expert in the manufacture, quality control and prod
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