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Replacing 1300-year old timber challenging

18, Apr 2019

Some 400 firefighters rushed to save one of Europe's great historical and architectural symbols. The blaze, the cause of which remains unknown, raged for 12 hours, toppling Notre Dame's 13th Century center.

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Sawmilling global tech series, September 2019

18, Apr 2019

Mark the dates into your diary – if you’re a sawmiller. Two years ago – over two weeks – the WoodTECH conference series run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) achieved a record turnout.

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Log imports to China reached another record high in 2018

16, Apr 2019

China is continuously exploring new sources of softwood logs around the world. Minor log exporters, such as Japan, Poland, Chile and South Africa all expanded their shipments to China in 2018, reports the WRQ.

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What’s the best use for that timber?

16, Apr 2019

It’s possible to predict wood quality in standing trees – resulting in more efficient harvest strategies and downstream processing - thanks to an innovative multi-disciplinary research project.

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Global softwood lumber trade fell 7% in 2018

05, Apr 2019

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down 7% year-over-year. The four largest importing countries, the US (-18%), China (-5%), the United Kingdom (-13%) and Japan (-6%)...

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Wood-Mizer addition coming here

27, Mar 2019

Wood-Mizer leaders have announced plans to expand their manufacturing facility in Batesville. The expansion project scheduled to begin this month will consist of 53,000 additional square feet dedicated to manufacturing...

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The Global Forest Industry 4Q 2018

25, Mar 2019

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices generally increased in local currencies during 2018, but with a stronger US dollar, the dollar-denominated...

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Giant Lion Carved from Single Tree Trunk Took 20 People 3 Years to Complete

15, Mar 2019

Taking 20 people more than 3 years, a single tree trunk has been carved into a giant lion titled Oriental Lion. Sculptor Dengding Rui Yao led the team in carving out the enormous redwood trunk, which is now located...

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Mass Timber: Shattering the Myth of Code Exceptions

26, Feb 2019

Structural timber is in the midst of a renaissance; an ironic trend given that timber is arguably the most ancient of building materials. But new innovations in structural timber design have inspired a rangeof boundary...

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A wood DNA testing laboratory to check timber theft

26, Feb 2019

The Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST) is working towards setting up a wood DNA testing laboratory in the city. IWST is partnering with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to create the first of its kind...

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