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A moratorium on sugar maple logging is required

The growing maple syrup industry in New Brunswick is calling on the province to impose a moratorium on logging in areas with a high concentration of sugar maple trees. The request comes as the New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association awaits a response from the province about an expansion plan. It is claiming 12,000 hectares of more Crown land for syrup production, which is almost double the current allocation. Louise Poitras, the organization's...

Younger and more positive forestry entrepreneurs: the portrait of Québec forest entrepreneurs 2020-2021

Forestry entrepreneurs in Quebec have taken a facelift, with the average age now 48, or 5 years younger than in 2009. They are also more positive about the future, as 39% of between them want to grow their business. These data are part of the highlights of the Portrait of Québec forest entrepreneurs 2020-2021, unveiled at the annual ForêtCompétences conference. Forest entrepreneurs are younger than before, with 45% of them aged 44 and under,...

Which is better for the climate: a real Christmas tree or an artificial one?

The answer may not be as simple as you think. The debate about choosing a real or artificial Christmas tree has been raging for years. Fresh trees smell great but can also be contaminated with various pesticides and metals; artificial trees are less of a hassle, but require year-round storage. But there is another, more important point: which type of spruce is a more climate-resilient option? To understand the essence of the issue, we have...

In Finland, for the first time, a lawsuit was filed against the government for violating obligations to protect the environment

Finnish environmental organizations have filed a lawsuit against the government for the first time in the country's history for allegedly failing to fulfill its own obligations to combat climate change. In the summer, Finland passed a climate change law that calls for the country to achieve so-called carbon neutrality by 2035. The suing organizations - among which the Finnish Association for the Conservation of Nature (FANC) and Greenpeace -...

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: A log in the Saumon forest

Two types of stands will benefit from this cutting: a cedar forest and a pine forest. The operation will last a few months. Logging will begin at the end of November in the Bès State Forest managed by the Office National des Forêts, at a place called "Le Saumon" along the access road to the Andran branch in the town of Digne- The baths. Two types of stands will benefit from this cutting: a cedar forest and a pine forest. The operation will...

Virtual reality in the forest: Fichtelberg forestry company trains wood harvesting on the computer

Supported by safety engineer Sebastian Großmann from the Bavarian State Forests (right), Adrian Thoma trains how to use a chainsaw in a virtual forest. The VR glasses on the head show the trainee at the Fichtelberg forestry company his simulated working environment. The Bavarian State Forests are testing new methods in the training of prospective foresters: training in a virtual environment. Equipped with so-called VR glasses and sensors on...

What to consider when working in the forest

If you want to get wood from the forest, you need a permit. But not only that. Without specialist knowledge it becomes dangerous. From sawing permits to protective clothing: Here are the important tips from the forest rangers. As the old saying goes, firewood warms you up twice. If you get it yourself in the forest, always with permission, you can quickly start to sweat. Especially when things get dangerous due to ignorance, carelessness or...

Really climate neutral?

According to the Federal Environment Ministry, heating with wood is not climate-neutral. Forest farmers are angry about this statement, environmentalists in turn about the promotion of wood heating. Many people are currently looking for alternatives to gas and oil heating. For the Federal Environment Ministry, wood heating systems are not one of them. "Contrary to popular belief, heating with wood is not climate-neutral," the ministry writes on...

Holzindustrie Schweiz calls for cascade use – also for hardwood

The Swiss Wood Industry Association, like the associations in Germany, sees the supply of its hardwood sawmills at risk and therefore insists on compliance with the cascade principle when using hardwood. Hardwood types such as beech, oak and ash are traditionally used in upscale interior design, as parquet flooring and in furniture production. Because components made of hardwood are not only visually appealing, but also have good static...

Forst BW demonstrates large machines in the Schussental

From Tuesday, Forst BW is organizing a theme week under the motto "careful forest management". The use of heavy machinery will be demonstrated in the Schussental, among other places. At the beginning of the timber harvest, Forst BW, the state's forestry company, organizes a theme week. There are various dates in Baden-Württemberg under the motto "careful forest management". In the Schussental, for example, the use of heavy machinery will be...