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  • Science says forests should be left to burn August 19, 2017
    Fire fighters from the Saanich Peninsula recently joined other nearly 4,000 fire fighters from across B.C. and around the world, to combat wildfires in B.C.'s interior in what is quickly becoming the worst wildfire season on record.
  • Cutting crews sought in effort to stop spread of pine beetles  August 19, 2017
    The U.S. Forest Service announced that it is seeking to contract saw crews to fell trees as part of the efforts to control or stop Southern pine beetle infestations that threaten tens of thousands of acres of pine forests in four national forests in Mississippi.
  • World’s third-largest rain forest may disappear in ten years August 18, 2017
    According to new studies, half of Papua New Guinea’s tropical forests could vanish by 2021.
  • The glory of the Lake District in autumn wins first prize in the UK and Ireland August 17, 2017
    The Lake District sets the scene for the winning image of PEFC UK and PEFC Ireland’s ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. “We received over 300 fantastic entries, and it was an extremely difficult task to choose only three winners,” said Alun Watkins,…– Delivered by Feed43 service
  • IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress Spotlight #50 – Filling in knowledge gaps about natural disturbances and their interactions in mountain forests August 17, 2017
    PDF for download   In mountainous terrain they are called protection forests – forests that protect human settlements and infrastructure against natural disturbances such as rockfall, snow avalanche and shallow landslides. Natural disturbances are becoming more and more important drivers in many mountain chains worldwide, mainly because of past land-use legacies. But also, under climate […]
  • IUFRO Anniversary Congress Spotlight #50 – Filling in knowledge gaps about natural disturbances and their interactions in mountain forests August 17, 2017
    This Anniversary Congress session will highlight the need for disturbance management that allows forests to adapt to future environmental conditions.
  • Present for Finland: Close to 600 hectares of forest protected so far August 17, 2017
    Finns appear to be reaching the target set for gifts of protected forests to honour the country’s centennial. At the […]
  • Lifecycle assessments whitepaper August 16, 2017
    A new whitepaper has been released recently on the importance of lifecycle assessments, sponsored by composite timber specialist Innowood. Source: Architecture And Design The paper titled Improving transparency: how lifecycle assessments help preserve our forests examines our dependency on forests in order to manufacture timber products and timber-based composites, and how deforestation and illegal felling jeopardise much more than […]
  • Hawaii tree disease a threat to NZ August 16, 2017
    A disease wiping out native forests in Hawai’i could do the same to pōhutukawa and rātā here if biosecurity measures are not stepped up, leading botanists warn. Source: Radio New Zealand Rapid ōhi’a death has killed hundreds of thousands of Hawai’i’s native pōhutukawa – the ōhi’a tree. Once the fungal disease infects a tree it can die in a matter […]
  • NZ conservationists take kauri back to court August 16, 2017
    Northland conservationists who oppose the export of swamp kauri are heading back to court for another round with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Source: Radio New Zealand The High Court last year dismissed allegations by the Northland Environmental Protection Society (NEPS) that the ministry was allowing unlawful exports of the ancient timber. But the society is still worried that swamp […]
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