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International Paper $500k for academic research grants

The role of academic research in forestry is essential to ensuring the sustainability of forests. Advancements in research can help land owners make sustainable forest management decisions; it plays an increasingly important role in how forest land owners manage their land, both as a
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TreeCard Mastercard benefits reforestation due out soon

TreeCard, the provider of a wooden Mastercard debit card that channels profits from merchant surcharges into reforestation programs, has raised US$5.1 million in a funding round led by EQT Ventures. Source: Timberbiz The round also included participation from Seedcamp and Episode 1, a
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President Biden to protect US forests but how remains the question

President Joe Biden signed an executive order setting a goal of protecting 30% of all US lands and waters by 2030. What does “30×30” mean, and what does it “protect” these lands and waters from? Source: Forest2Market According to the Natural Resource Defense Council, 30×30 is intended
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Revised FSC Chain of Custody to benefit Australia

On 15 January 2021, the FSC International Board of Directors approved the addition of FSC Core Labour Requirements based on ILO Core Conventions to the FSC Chain of Custody standards. Source: Timberbiz The Forest Stewardship Council published its revised Chain of Custody standard (FSC
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The end of a roll for Ortviken mill

SCA has closed all production of publication paper at its Ortviken mill. Last August the Swedish forestry group announced that it would cease paper production at what is its last remaining publication grade mill. The Ortviken site will be converted to the production of chemically pre-
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CASE LIVE, for educational sessions on equipment and fleet management

CASE has launched CASE LIVE, a new broadcast and engagement platform with live events and educational sessions delivering topics that include equipment fleet management, acquisition strategies, new technologies, operational tips and new product launches. Source: Timberbiz A list of pl
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Implications of possible roundwood export ban on Russian forestry

Russia has been one of the largest roundwood traders globally for many years by its roughly 10-20% share of the market between 2010-2020. Based on the announcement of President Vladimir Putin last year, instructing the country’s government to ban the export of untreated or roughly pro
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Recovered paper exports: Indonesia replaces China as main destination

Australia’s exports of recovered paper totalled 1.022 million tonnes in 2020, down just 4.3% compared with 2019. While newsworthy, the really important news in the market is that Indonesia has almost exactly replaced the influence of China for Australian exporters, accounting for 37%
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Germany’s forests are sick says annual condition report

The German agriculture minister presented a worrying annual report on the condition of German forests, which again highlights the dramatic effects of climate change on the ecosystem. At the same time, however, the forest is also the solution to the problem. Source: Euractiv “Anyone wh
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New gen harvester head from Waratah

Waratah Forestry Equipment has introduced a new generation of its HTH616C harvester head – the new HTH616C Series-III. The new head features many new service and accessibility upgrades and is highlighted by a new main control valve designed to increase performance, responsiveness, and
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