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  • Lumber markets improved sharply in the US

    Etiketter: Wood
    Lumber markets improved sharply in the US during 2012 and early 2013; production was up eight percent and prices have increased over 60 percent since late 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The lumber market in the US really took off in late 2012 and early 2013. Lumber prices in February were more than 60 percent higher than in late 2011. Increased lumber production has put upward pressure on sawlog prices and in the US Northwest, Douglas-fir sawlog prices reached a five-year high in the 4Q/12, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. / Wood Resources Quarterly
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  • Will energy crops to replace forest seedlings?

    Etiketter: Wood
    Håkan Ekström, WRI
    From research studies at SLU in Uppsala to the University of Washington in Seattle, and then analyzes of the global timber market. Hakan Ekstrom gives his view of the development of wood products. - My prediction is that there will be a diversified use of wood. Paper machines will be made for other purposes. We will see more fabrics, viscose for instance, which has become more popular and are a great alternative to cotton, says Håkan Ekström.
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  • Welcome to LIGNA 2013!

    Etiketter: Wood
    The world's premier trade fair for the forestry and wood industries has a unique format in that it covers the entire wood value chain, from forestry and forest technology, right through to wood processing, woodworking and wood bioenergy. Free tickets from February.
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  • Nation on high alert as bushfires spread across three states in Australia

    Etiketter: Forestry
    HOMES have been destroyed in Victoria and NSW, others are under threat and there are now fears that the relief of a cool change will bring a wind a change that could make the bushfire situation even worse. / news.com.au
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  • North American lumber prices forecast to soar in 2013

    Etiketter: Wood
    New five-year outlook shows that supply and demand conditions in wood products for the long-awaited ‘super-cycle’ are now taking hold, with the full impact still some 3+ years away! With the return of a demand-driven wood products market in 2012 – due to rapidly increasing housing starts in the U.S. – it is now forecast that lumber and panel prices will move to new highs in 2013 and record highs for lumber in 2014. / International Forest Industries
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  • Illegal wood found in Chinese hands

    Etiketter: Wood
    The preservation of the world's forests is in China's hands according to an environmental campaign group that is accusing the biggest wood importer and consumer of fuelling the illegal timber trade. / Timberbiz
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  • Forestry needs innovation and self-promotion

    We need to more cleverly adopt and use every contemporary means to educate, communicate and enthuse our fellow citizens about the benefits of wood and its products according to Sid Sidebottom, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. / Timberbiz
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  • New Weinig EasyScan: Optimization for everyone

    When processing solid wood it is the optimization for cross cutting (and ripping) which offers the most potential. It is little wonder that many companies start to look at this area as a way to improve their production capacity. Scanner technology is one of the keys to this improvement. / Fordaq - The Timber Network
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  • New home for big beetle

    A GIANT Capricorn Beetle, classified as extinct in the UK, has found a new home at Stratford Butterfly Farm. It was discovered at a building suppliers and is thought to have arrived on these shores in an imported oak beam from Germany. Capricorn Beetles are believed to have disappeared in the UK in the early 18th century, and although still found in central Europe, they remain extremely rare. They are now increasingly rare because dead trees and rotting timber are generally ‘tidied up’ from woods and forests leaving no food source for the beetles’ larvae. / Stratford Observer
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