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Global pulpwood prices fall

In the 2Q 2019, the European Sawlog Price Index (ESPI) fell to a nine-year low, reported Wood Resources International in its Wood Resource Quarterly. In Euro terms, average sawlog prices in Austria and Germany have fallen almost 20% over the past two years, improving the competitivene
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Södra adjusts the price of spruce logs and pulpwood

Spruce log supplies are high in both Sweden and the rest of Europe. The global economy is showing continued signs of a slowdown, which is affecting the finished goods market, and market prices for spruce logs are declining in general. Source: Timberbiz The cyclical slowdown is reducin
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Waratah extends the reach of website advice

Waratah has launched new web pages for its forestry customers. The new sites extend the reach of the company’s global web page with regional web pages that complement its support team expertise and retail locations. Source: Timberbiz WaratahSales.com provides a one-stop location for p
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Book celebrates 100 years of UK Forestry Commission

On 1 September, it was 100 years since the passing of the Forestry Act in the UK and the creation of the Forestry Commission. Amid the climate crisis, increasing demands for timber and the urgent need to protect wildlife, England’s trees and woodlands have never been so important. Sou
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New analysis shows forest loss in Amazon

A recent analysis by the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP), an initiative of the organization Conservación Amazónica (ACCA), reveals just how much forest has been lost. Source: Mongabay Overall, 61% (1.8 million hectares, or 4.4 million acres) of the Ecuadoran Chocó has b
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A new Vietnam pellet mill comes online

FutureMetrics announced that a project that it has guided for more than two years is now producing high quality pellets in Vietnam. FutureMetrics provides advice on producing, selling and transporting pellets, on operations optimization and other guidance for the industry sector. Sour
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Sodra top ranked for corporate social responsibility

Södra was top-ranked among companies that assume the greatest corporate social responsibility. This was shown in one of the world’s largest employer branding survey. Source: Timberbiz “We play an important role in the communities in which we operate and assume great responsibility for
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Stora Enso CEO to leave in 2020

Karl-Henrik Sundström has informed Stora Enso’s Board of Directors that he is leaving the position of CEO. The Board has initiated the search process for a successor. Mr Sundström will continue in his current role and will leave Stora Enso during the first quarter of 2020. The exact d
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Skogforst guide on harvester measurement

Accurate measuring in harvesters is crucial in an efficient forestry. Skogforst has therefore produced a guide called Measure Up! that presents the technology and methods for harvester measurement as well as strategies for systematic checks and adjustment. Source: Timberbiz Every day,
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Genetically modified trees should be allowed

Look at anything made from trees like a ream of paper, a cardboard box, lumber and it’s probably stamped with the logo of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or an equivalent organization. These non-profits certify that forests are managed sustainably, and one common requiremen
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