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Canada to fight ‘unfair’ US lumber duties

Canada will appeal the recent decision by a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel to allow the United States to use “zeroing” to calculate lumber anti-dumping tariffs, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said. Canada had launched the technical dispute with the WTO in 2017, saying it wou
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Notre Dame rebuild compromised by no comparable forests

As flames erupted in the attic of Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, some 400 firefighters rushed to save one of Europe’s great historical and architectural symbols. The blaze, the cause of which remains unknown, raged for 12 hours, toppling Notre Dame’s 13th Century centre spire
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Linking with Deere is now a little less dear

John Deere Construction and Forestry in the US is decreasing its annual JDLink Ultimate subscription and the division is consolidating JDLink Ultimate Forestry with the larger JDLink offering. Source: Timberbiz “Machine connectivity is key for our customers, who rely on this technolog
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Chinese appetite for timber depletes other countries

From the Altai Mountains to the Pacific Coast, logging is ravaging Russia’s vast forests, leaving behind swathes of scarred earth studded with dying stumps. The culprit, to many Russians, is clear: China. Since China began restricting commercial logging in its own natural forests two 
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Scientists look for climate change remedy in the forest

Climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people, particularly poor rural communities that depend on the land for their livelihoods and coastal populations throughout the tropics. We have already seen the stark asymmetry of suffering that results from
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UK Government urged to plant for carbon removal

Independent advisers have told the UK Government that planting trees and building with wood is a “simple, low cost option” to remove large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere – a message also highlighted by Sir David Attenborough. However, the UK Government is still way behind
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Denmark among the treetops

Denmark has been waiting for two years for its forest tower but it has been worth the wait as the Camp Adventure Park now has a 900-meter treetop walk connected to a 45-metre tall observation tower that creates the opportunity to take a walk above the treetops and experience the stunn
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Svenkska Cellulose buys Latvian forest

Svenska Cellulose (SCA) is one of Europe’s largest private forest holding companies and it has acquired Latvian Forest company’s forest and land assets in Latvia, in total 10 000 hectares for €26,2 million. The Latvian Forest Company owns and runs a number of forest holdings in Latvia
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Go well, go green says Shell and buy forests

Dutch company Shell has announced a program to invest US$300 million over the next three years in natural ecosystems as part of its strategy to act on global climate change, including addressing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by customers when using its products. This  plan
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Engineered wooden bike of LVL origins

Although wooden-frame bikes may not be a common sight out on the street, they’re plentiful at events such as the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. So, what makes one stand out there? Well, it helps if it’s made in a non-traditional manner – which is the case with Norma
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