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Lumber and Log Imports to China Picked up in the 2Q

5 Aug 2014

Lumber and Log Imports to China Picked up in the 2Q to Reach Close to Record Highs; Russian Lumber and New Zealand Logs Increased the Most

Forestry News

Tall storeys from wood builders

16 Jul 2014

Timber construction in Finland is setting its sights ever higher, according to Finnish timber marketing body Puuinfo.

Forestry News

Seeing the wood for the trees

16 Jul 2014

Growth in global and local demand makes it imperative for Scotland to expand its forestry and timber sector

Renewables News

FIM Sells Scottish Wind Farm

19 Jun 2014

FIM is pleased to report the sale of an operational wind farm.

Forestry News

Growth in Britain

16 Jun 2014

It’s been a busy year for Grown in Britain and it's set to get busier. CEO Dougal Driver explains how the movement has transformed demand and is now acting to drive innovation in the supply chain and change the public perception of woodland management

Forestry News

UK missing target on tree-planting

12 Jun 2014

The number of trees being planted across the UK is falling far short of targets for creating new woodland, conservationists have warned.

Renewables News

Onshore wind energy may be vital for UK energy goals

2 Jun 2014

RenewableUK, the United Kingdom’s leading renewable energy trade association, has responded to comments made by the Chairmen of the Committee on Climate Change, whom suggested that onshore wind energy is currently at a point where it can meet the United Kingdom’s energy goals in 2020.

Forestry News

More wind farms near Scottish seismological monitoring station possible, research shows

30 May 2014

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) could remove objections from wind farm applications near the Eskdalemuir Seismic Array, which monitors compliance on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, following completion of a study on vibrations from turbines.

Forestry News

UK Forestry returns still not lumbering

30 May 2014

The IPD UK Annual Forestry Index has shown a total return of 15.8% for the year to the end of 2013, a step down from the 18.6% seen in 2012 but continuing the trend for very strong performance by forestry investment in the UK. The three-year annualised total return of 22.2% is nearly triple the 8.5% annualised total return achieved over the past 21 years.

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Property boosts Church of England results

28 May 2014

The Church of England’s property portfolio boosted returns for its investment fund in 2013.

Forestry News

Eskdalemuir - A comparison of forestry and hill farming

23 May 2014

Eskdalemuir - A comparison of forestry and hill farming; productivity and economic impact

Forestry News

£530 million in inheritance tax waste

7 May 2014

£530 million wasted in inheritance tax (IHT) by individuals not placing life protection policies ‘under trust’

Forestry News

Investment in forestry returning to pre-crash levels

5 May 2014

Figures for last year show that almost a billion euros were invested in the sector - more than double the amount for 2009. The growth of internet trade and an increased demand for pulp and board is helping to fuel the recovery, with Finland's largest forestry companies recently announcing investments linked to packaging materials.

Forestry News

Britain faces bricks shortage, builders warn

29 Apr 2014

Britain is facing a shortage of bricks amid a dramatic rise in demand for new homes, builders have warned. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB), a trade body, said a lack of materials risked “scuppering” the ability of construction firms to keep pace with new orders.

Forestry News

Growers shake off Hurricane Darwin as demand for timber keeps increasing

29 Apr 2014

While forestry owners continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Darwin the outlook for the forestry sector is very positive due to strong domestic and international demand.

Forestry News

High-tech wood could replace concrete, metals and plastic

15 Apr 2014

Back in April 2002, Ben Law had spent ten years of his life living in a clearing in a West Sussex forest. His bedroom was a rusty caravan, his home a motley collection of tents and shacks. As a coppice worker, or traditional woodsman, Ben earned his living taking care of the forest, selling charcoal, furniture and trimmed wood for fencing.