Australasia's home for timber news and information

Forum Wood Building – Nordic 2019

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019, which will be held in Helsinki in September, will be the eighth Nordic conference and will focus on the role of design in the future especially with veneer and massive wood construction but keeping in mind resource efficiency and sustainability. Source
Continue Reading →

Timber’s contribution to solving housing crisis in UK

The UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Timber Industries is holding a series of sessions over the next three months into how timber can contribute to solving the housing crisis. Industry experts from across the timber supply chain are being brought together to present at
Continue Reading →

Scotland plants more wood than in past 20 years

More than 10,000 hectares of new woodland has been planted in Scotland for the first time in almost 20 years. It is hoped the 11,200 hectares of new planting, up from 7100 the previous year will be enough to maintain momentum and drive to meet the next landmark Scottish Government tar
Continue Reading →

UN publishes briefing on European Union Timber regs

The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has published its latest briefing note on the implementation of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), which covers the period March to April 2019. The briefing opens with an announcement of the publication by t
Continue Reading →

Canadian forestry receives $8.5m to strengthen exports

The Canadian government has announced more than Can$8.5 million to help strengthen Canadian wood product exports. The investment will support the Canada Wood Group, which brings together industry associations, in diversifying and expanding Canadian forest product exports to traditiona
Continue Reading →

Canadian export markets are rapidly shrinking

The most recent affect of the shrinking timber market in Canada is that the last of the major Canadian lumber giants, Western Forest Products, has slowed its production and announced temporary curtailments at three of its British Columbia (BC) sawmills. Source: Timberbiz Demand is dow
Continue Reading →

Thailand achieves PEFC endorsement

Thailand has become the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. The newly endorsed system will allow Thai forest owners and managers to demonstrate their sustainable forest management practices in line with global standards and requireme
Continue Reading →

Metsa paper and packaging centre for Finland

Metsä Board – part of the Metsa Group will establish a Paperboard and Packaging Excellence Centre in Äänekoski, Finland. The new centre will combine packaging design and R&D excellence under the same roof to be able to boost the development of new paperboard and packaging solution
Continue Reading →

SkogsElmia 2019

When the Nordic region’s biggest forestry fair SkogsElmia finished for 2019 there was a positive mood among exhibitors and visitors. The theme of this year’s fair was the forest ownership of the future. More than 300 exhibitors from 21 countries assembled and a total of 20,438 visitor
Continue Reading →

Stora Enso to convert paper mill to packaging production

Stora Enso will invest approximately EUR 350 million to convert its Oulu paper mill in Finland into packaging production. The investment, made due to a decline in paper use, includes converting paper machine 7 into high-quality virgin-fibre-based kraftliner production, and the closure
Continue Reading →