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15, Dec 2018 -

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Wood costs for the world’s pulp industry have fallen for the first time in a year

05, Dec 2018

The two WRI global wood fiber prices indices fell slightly in the 2Q/18 after having increased for all of 2017 and early 2018. For most of the key pulp-producing regions, prices were down because of the strengthening US dollar.

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Tree ranges shifting

20, Nov 2018

It’s not exactly Macbeth’s dreaded Birnam Wood, but some forests appear to be on the move. As global temperatures increase, there is likely to be a pattern of migration by some tree species...

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Bend, dont break

20, Nov 2018

The load-carrying capacity of laminated veneer lumber hasn’t been its strongest selling point in the past, but research from Deakin University has shown interesting results. There are environmental and potentially...

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Wood fiber costs for the world’s pulp industry fell for the first time in over a year in the 2Q/18

15, Nov 2018

The two WRI global wood fiber prices indices fell slightly in the 2Q/18 after having increased for all of 2017 and early 2018. For most of the key pulp-producing regions, prices were down because of the strengthening...

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Investments in the forest industry in Eastern Russia, driven by forest products demand in China, have resulted in higher timber harvests

15, Nov 2018

Increased exports of softwood lumber from Russia to China the past decade have resulted in higher timber harvests in Eastern Russia, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. In 2017, Russia's total harvest reached...

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New showcase building launched in Melbourne

08, Nov 2018

A showcase midrise timber building launched this week will benefit Australia’s construction and forestry industries by demonstrating the extraordinary capacity of timber as a sustainable, renewable and versatile...

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China-U.S. trade dispute sparks uncertainty

30, Oct 2018

The market uncertainty being caused by the China-U.S. trade dispute is now one of the most important topics to watch, even amid myriad changing developments and issues that continue to impact market dynamics...

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The robots are coming - to wood manufacturing

30, Oct 2018

Advanced Automation was a key component of the just completed WoodTECH 2018 series run for local wood manufacturers. In fact, one presenter discussed in New Zealand a local wood producer that has just integrated...

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Wood harvests expanding in Eastern Russia

30, Oct 2018

Timber harvests in Russia were close to 190 million m3 in 2017, as estimated by WRI based on forest industry production, log usage and net exports of logs. The derived timber harvest was up approximately 6.2%

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Western Innovator: Going with mass timber

25, Oct 2018

Russ Vaagen, whose family has a 66-year-long history in Washington state’s timber industry, sees a future in mass timber. The former president of family-owned Vaagen Brothers Lumber has founded a new company...

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