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Roundwood production in EU could decrease sharply due to biodiversity strategy

If less wood is harvested in European forests to protect biodiversity, this will lead to global shifts in wood production [...]

Hungary eases logging rules to prepare for energy shortages

Hungary waived environmental regulations protecting native forests from logging in order to prepare for next winter’s energy shortages  [...]

Fuel prices forcing shutdowns, threaten entire US timber supply chain

Skyrocketing, record-breaking diesel fuel prices are forcing some logging and trucking operations to shut down. More shutdowns will follow [...]

Austria: Global wood shortage led to rise in logging and prices

An average price of 100.48 euros for a cubic meter of spruce logs (an increase of 38 percent compared [...]

Logging volume in Russia decreased due to export restrictions; lumber prices drop

During the first quarter of 2022, logging in Russia fell by 2.4%, from 70.7 million cubic meters to [...]

An update of the current bark-beetle situation in Europe

The bark-beetle infestation has caused a lot of problems in the last years especially in Germany and the Czech [...]

Finland’s forestry giants call for logging at full capacity to fill up the Russian void

The Finnish forestry giant UPM intends to harvest wood in Finland at full capacity, although the company's pulp mills [...]

Estonia: Ministry calls for increase in logging due to wood shortage caused by war in Ukraine

A joint communique sent to Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas from the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the [...]

Czech Republic drastically reduces logging as the bark beetle calamity retreats

Last year, with the retreat of the bark beetle calamity, the Czech state enterprise Lesy České republiky (LČR) reduced [...]

New Swedish legislation makes logging impossible for large parts of the year

New rulings, from the land and environmental courts and the European Court of Justice, have created what is called a [...]