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Germany: Damaged wood volumes could reach 70 million m3 by the end of the year

As of September 2019, the estimates from 15 German states on this year’s incidence of damaged wood and the [...]

The European Green Deal

Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To [...]

FSC acts on potential fraud Paulownia wood supply chain in Asia

Following an extensive investigation into Paulownia wood supply chains, FSC has taken initial action against a number of companies that [...]

Austrian wood industry hit by climate change: 80% of the total annual timber harvesting is damaged wood

Record snowfall, extreme drought and the hottest June in the history: weather extremes once again shaped the forest year 2019 [...]

Top wood processing companies in Latvia

Latvijas Finieris was the leading wood processing and paper production company in Latvia in terms of turnover last year. Latvijas [...]

Finland’s sawmills and plywood plants close for a week aiming to put pressure unions

Some 100,000 Finnish employees in industrial sectors began a three-day strike on Monday to back up their salary [...]

STTC Conference considers links between FLEGT licenses and forest certification

To rebuild share in the European market, the tropical wood sector must exploit emerging opportunities from the synergies between the [...]

John Deere starts to cut jobs as it expects sales of the construction and forestry equipment to drop by 15%

Deere & Co. is laying off 57 workers at its Davenport manufacturing plant, saying reduced building activity is expected to [...]

Romania’s Government considers banning wood exports outside the EU

More than half of Romania’s wood exports go outside the European Union (EU), official statistics show. Romanian timber and [...]

Russia surpasses Canada and becomes world’s largest softwood lumber exporter in 2019

Russia has surpassed Canada to become the world’s largest exporter of softwood lumber in 2019 and is on track [...]