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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...

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...

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...

Eco Log develops its own line of harvester heads

Eco Log is now a complete forestry machine manufacturer, following the introduction of its own line of harvester heads. The four-model lineup is based on SP Maskiner, a technique that has now been adjusted and optimized to make a perfect match for Eco Log harvesters. All models are designed according to the low-friction concept, where the combination of five different innovations result in harvester heads with impressive productivity, high...

Zac Goldsmith welcomes ‘unprecedented’ deal at Cop26 to save the world’s forests

More than 100 leaders pledge to stop and reverse deforestation and land degradation by 2030, The Guardian reports Preserving the world's forests will be one of the cornerstone achievements of the Cop26 climate summit, with some of the biggest forest nations and consumers of forest products signing an "unprecedented" deal to save forests, according to UK Environment Secretary Zac Goldsmith. On Tuesday, more than 100 world leaders will pledge to...

The Swedish Forestry Show has been postponed until 2023

Just a few days ago there was hope that 2022 would be the year when the forestry shows would return for real, starting with the Swedish Forestry Expo in April. On Friday October 8th the Swedish Forest Expo, SFE, announced that they will not postpone the show (again) until June 1-3, 2023. The Swedish Forestry Expo has been postponed. This came as a big surprise. It seemed like a great opportunity for forestry to start the show season in 2022,...

Eco Log launches its own series of harvester heads

Eco Log is now expanding its product range by adding its own harvester head series of four models to the existing lineup. This makes Eco Log a complete forest machine manufacturer, offering machines and solutions for profitable and high-performance forestry worldwide. The new Eco Log range of harvester heads is based on the reliable and well-proven SP Maskiner method, which has now been adjusted and optimized to fit Eco Log harvesters...