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FIM agrees sale to Gresham House plc

4 May 2018

FIM agrees sale to Gresham House plc

Forestry News

Coillte predicts Irish forestry will double in value to nearly €5bn

27 Apr 2018

The chief executive of Coillte estimates that output from Irish forestry will double in value to nearly €5 billion over the next 10 years, as the current crop of trees mature and the timber is harvested.

Forestry News

Scots forest sales soar as timber prices hit record levels

26 Apr 2018

MONEY may not actually grow on trees, but they are certainly bringing in the bucks in Scotland.

Forestry News

New manufacturing line at Norbord’s Inverness plant

26 Apr 2018

First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a new manufacturing line at Norbord’s Inverness plant, following a £95 million investment.

Renewables News

UK runs without coal power for three days in a row

25 Apr 2018

Demand lower following recent warm weather, making it easier for gas, renewables and nuclear to cover UK’s needs.

Renewables News

Wind power giant Ørsted to charge up first major battery project

25 Apr 2018

One of the UK’s largest wind farm developers is preparing to charge up its first major battery storage project to help stabilise Britain’s power grid as more turbines begin to spin.

Forestry News

Global Sawlog Prices

20 Apr 2018

Global Sawlog Prices rose by 9.8% in 2017

Forestry News

Prefab Houses off the Production Line?

18 Apr 2018

Prefab Houses off the Production Line?

Forestry News

Pupils to plant woodland's first tree

10 Apr 2018

Pupils to plant woodland's first tree

Renewables News

The Renewable Future

10 Apr 2018

The Renewable Future - The Shift to Solar and Wind

Renewables News

Scotland leads the way with near-50 per cent wind power increase

9 Apr 2018

Scotland leads the way with near-50 per cent wind power increase

Forestry News

Michael Gove Visits the UK's Largest New Forest

13 Mar 2018

Confor arrange Michael Gove's visit to Jerah.

Forestry News

Forestry and Local Economy

13 Mar 2018

Confor's Forestry and Local Economy Case Studies

Forestry News

Softwood Lumber Prices Up

6 Mar 2018

Softwood lumber prices in the UK have increased by circa £10 per cubic metre. Scandinavian shippers, who supply circa 60% of the UK’s demand, are expecting to see even higher prices by mid-year. Of continuing interest to UK forest owners is the wide discount of some 15% between Scandinavian carcassing timber, at circa £228 per cubic metre, compared to circa £195 per cubic metre for UK carcassing timber, which therefore has significant upside potential from current pricing levels.

Forestry News

USA Timber Imports from Europe Up

6 Mar 2018

Although the USA’s foreign trade in softwood lumber declined by 3% in 2017, the startling statistic was the rise in imports from Europe, which increased by 225% to 1.8 million cubic metres. Canada still supplies over 90% of all the USA’s softwood lumber imports, but the quantum fell by 7% in 2017 as Canada directed more supplies to China, thus opening the door for European exports, principally those from Germany and Sweden. This has long been a factor in the global supply chain. As China’s consumption rises it draws supplies away from traditional markets, tightening the supply chain in the process, leading to higher prices.

Forestry News

Supermarket Iceland to use Wood Pulp and Paper Packaging instead of Plastic

6 Mar 2018

Iceland has announced that by 2023 all packaging on its own brands (incorporating 1,400 product lines) will be made from wood pulp and paper, rather than plastic. This is a further indication of how environmentally friendly uses of timber can be expected to boost demand for the raw material – and therefore prices – in the coming years.