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Metsa new birch plywood mill for the global market

Metsa Wood’s new Pärnu birch plywood mill was an investment worth EUR 55 million. It enables Metsä Wood to respond to the growing demand for birch plywood in the global market. Source: Timberbiz For Metsä Wood, the Pärnu mill is a strategically important investment in birch plywood sp
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Deere technology for loggers in harvesters and forwarders

John Deere has released its TimberMatic Maps and TimberManager technology, new streamlined software solutions for loggers designed to enhance machine connectivity and communication. Source: Timberbiz Available for John Deere wheeled-cut-to-length equipment, the TimberMatic Maps and Ti
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The life and durability of timber

The durability of timber components is just as much about design and environment as it is about preservative treatment for wood. Timber in construction has undergone something of a renaissance, led by the desire to use more environmentally-friendly materials and to reduce construction
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New Forests joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Global forestry investment manager New Forests has joined nearly 200 companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Source: Timberbiz New Forests, headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Singapore and San Francisco, offers
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Gross felling in Sweden up slightly

According to a recent forecast from the Swedish Forestry Agency the gross felling in 2018 is estimated to be 92.1 million cubic metre. It is slightly more than 2017 when the gross felling was 90.9 million cubic metre. Source: TTF The forecast is based on several different sources, as
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European Commission reports on EUTR progress

The European Commission has released the second report on the implementation of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), covering the period March 2015 to February 2017. Source: Timberbiz The report reveals steady progress after four years of EUTR application. It is based on the r
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Russia feeds Chinese demand for wood

Investments in the forest industry in Eastern Russia, driven by forest products demand in China, have resulted in higher timber harvests in the past few years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Source: Timberbiz Increased exports of softwood lumber from Russia to China the past dec
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Is restoring forest enough to address climate change

Restoring forests has become a world-wide strategy for simultaneously addressing the challenges of climate change and biodiversity conservation. In a new study, scientists at Point Blue Conservation Science assessed how successful restoration efforts in California’s Central Vall
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Ponsse most reputable company in Finland

According to T-Media’s Reputation&Trust survey, Ponsse is the most reputable company in Finland in 2018. Ponsse received a higher score in the survey than any company ever before. Source: Timberbiz The survey and the results are based on the Reputation&Trust survey, carried ou
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TRADA’s Better Timber Buildings conference

The UK’s Timber Research and Develop Association (TRADA) and service provider Exova BM TRADA have joined forces to host a one-day timber conference levelled at uniting the industry in the pursuit of a common goal – building Better Timber Buildings. Source: Timberbiz On 15 November 201
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