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Euroforest brings out the best in the industry

Euroforest, one of the leading forestry equipment shows in Europe, will be held in Burgundy, France, on 18-19 June. An initiative of the Burgundy ‘interprofession’, Aprovalbois and the Burgundy-Limousin forestry cooperative, the event boasts a 150ha open air demo theatre in the Charolles hills.

The hills have the advantage of featuring a diversity of plantings, giving Euroforest its distinction: it’s a major forestry fair where hardwood has its place, alongside softwood. These plantings hold the key to the future supply of wood energy, and so will be increasingly important for forestry equipment. Manufacturers of felling heads who have adapted their equipment are looking forward to demonstrating the potential of their equipment.

Using the benefit of this diversity and experience, Euroforest forges links between the main forestry industry players. It will bring forestry equipment manufacturers together with services suppliers from the fields of silviculture, forestry management and operations, transport, wood energy and training. The wood construction sector is also included with exhibitors dedicated to this activity.

“Economic recovery is anticipated for the second half of 2010 and France needs to mobilize millions of additional cubic metres in years to come. The sector therefore has real growth prospects for the mid-term,” say the organisers.

The venue for exchange and discussion, Euroforest again hosts several debates on major topics of current interest: the carbon market, global warming, wood energy, lumber supplies.