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Italian vocational secondary school for timber achieves PEFC certification

In the pine-covered mountains of northern Italy is a school like no other – ENAIP Trentino (Ente Nazionale ACLI Istruzione Professionale or National Agency of Vocational Training). A boarding and day school for secondary students who are interested in pursuing careers relating t
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HRH The Prince of Wales announces The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy at CHOGM

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales announced pan-Commonwealth commitment to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda. Source: Timberbiz Launched at the Malta CHOGM in 2015 with the vision of creating a pan-Comm
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Superb website to showcase Euro forests

Funded by the European Commission to promote large-scale forest restoration in support of the EU Green Deal, the new Horizon 2020 project SUPERB, coordinated by EFI, has 36 consortium members, 90 associated partners, €20m in EU funds and €90m in in-kind contributions. Source: Timberbi
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Global timber markets

Global sawlog price changes were mixed in 1Q/22 with quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) increases in North America and Eastern Europe, while prices declined in Central and Northern Europe. Source: Forest2Market The European Sawlog Price Index (ESPI) increased slightly in the 1Q/22 and reached
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Bonehenge wins Barkitecture prize at Goodwoof

Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects entered the Barkitecture design competition for kennel design as part of the Goodwoof event in 2022. Source: Timberbiz They chose to use ultra-high-performance sustainable wood Accoya, to produce a beautiful kennel which is more than suitable to liv
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On the Cusp of international stardom

Several countries were so impressed by Cusp at Expo 2020 Dubai that the innovative Tasmanian timber company has been invited to speak at international forums tasked with looking at the decarbonisation of building materials. Source: Timberbiz Cusp’s cross-laminated timber product, the
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Russia suffers from corporate exits, but some companies remain

Aleksey Mordashov, head of the board of directors of Severstal, which also owns the leading Russian birch plywood producer Sveza, said that the volume of production in its plywood business and in steel has dipped sharply. Sources: Lesprom, Timberbiz “We exported 80% of our products. W
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New Forests buys 108,000-acre forest in California

New Forests, a global investment manager of nature-based real assets and natural capital strategies, has announced the purchase on behalf of institutional investors of an approximately 108,000-acre forestry estate in Northern California from The Michigan-California Timber Company (MCT
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Beer in a cardboard bottle is a reality overseas

The Carlsberg Group is trialling a new fibre bottle, putting the bio-based and fully recyclable beer bottle into the hands of consumers for the first time. Source: Timberbiz The pilot, which is vital to accelerating Carlsberg’s ambition of making the beer bottle a commercial reality,
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INTERFORST on in July

INTERFORST 2022 will be held in Munich from 17-20 July 2022 with a host of solutions for forest management from wood recycling for a forward-looking approach to forest management. Source: Timberbiz “Forest owners face huge challenges. We urgently need innovations and solutions to be a
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