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Deere decline in construction and forestry

Deere’s Construction and Forestry segment reported revenue of US$1.10 billion in fiscal 1Q17, a decline of 6% compared with US$1.17 billion in fiscal 1Q16. Source: Market Realist The segment’s revenue fell mainly due to lower shipment volumes. The Construction and Forestry segment rep
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First vertical gardens, now vertical forests

Stefano Boeri, started with his Vertical Forest in Milan and more recently with his proposal for the Nanjing Vertical Forest. Source: Treehugger In fact, the Italian architect now has an office in Shanghai and is planning entire cities covered in forests. Forest City Shijiazhuang will
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Global engineered wood market growth the reach $41bn

The global engineered wood market is estimated to reach $41.2bn by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 24.8% from 2016 – 2022. Source: Forestry Expo North America and Europe account for nearly 70% of global engineered wood production and will continue to maintain high CAGRs, according to
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Nova Scotia turns to Finland for woodlot lessons

When Harold Alexander walks through the woods in Digby County, he sees untapped potential. The veteran forester has managed woodlots in this area for more than 35 years with an eye on the future. Source: CBC Canada But it’s his concerns today about the state of the industry that
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India maps suitable timber species

The Forest College and Research Institute (FCRI), Mettupalayam in India, has begun preparing an in-depth map of suitable timber species for various agro-climatic zones in Tamil Nadu. Source: Times of India The map, which is expected to be completed in two months, will help timber farm
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Accoya Wood of the future

Accoya Acetylated Wood is one building product we’re keeping an eye on this year. Named as one of the top 10 green building products for 2017, the product is tipped to have a significant impact on the market in the coming years. Source: Architecture And Design While the product is ava
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Shortage of sawdust in Germany

The shortage of sawdust has prompted an increase in sawmill residue prices in Germany. Source: Euwid The growing shortage is due to heavy demand from the pellet industry, a seasonally lower supply of residual wood and reduced cutting performance in the sawmilling industry. In Germany,
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Nippon Paper invents new paper based material

Nippon Paper Industries (NPI) has developed functional materials that have the features and characteristics of minerals through its unique technologies of fixing and compounding particulate minerals and pulp (cellulose fibers), a raw material in paper, with each other. Source: Lesprom
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‘Controversial’ Super Bowl Ad crashes 84 Lumber’s Website

“The Service is unavailable” Those were the words you’d find if you tried going to Journey84.com following 84 Lumber’s “controversial” Super Bowl ad on Sunday. Source: The Huffington Post The ad featured a Spanish-speaking mother and daughter apparently traveling from Mexico to the Un
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Not a Patch on this WAN winner

There is a lot to love about Patch22, the tallest wood building in the Netherlands, which just won a World Architecture News Residential award as best building of 2016. Source: Treehugger The 100 foot tall, seven storey building in an Amsterdam industrial area is designed by Tom Frant
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