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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.

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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.

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Eskdalemuir - A comparison of forestry and hill farming

23 May 2014

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

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£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’

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Demand Drives Price Increases

8 Apr 2014

The perfect storm drives unprecedented demand for timber driving up prices through the supply chain.

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Deputy Prime Minister’s brother changes fortunes of a struggling timber firm

29 Mar 2014

Paul Clegg has turned Accsys into the global shop window for acetylated wood, finding customers in new markets and shipping wood all over the world.

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An overlooked sector for long-term investors

18 Mar 2014

Merryn Somerset Webb on why is timber is a surprisingly good investment choice for better-off savers.

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The World's Most Advanced Building Material Is... Wood

18 Mar 2014

And it’s going to remake the skyline

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Timberland Values Increase 9.69% In 2013

15 Mar 2014

For 2013, the total return from timberland investments in the NCREIF index was 9.69%, up from 7.76% in 2012.

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Storms affecting timber markets in the UK

10 Mar 2014

Clearance of the widespread damage caused by the storms and flooding in the UK has evidently already generated additional demand for softwood lumber and wood products on the markets there.

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New monitoring platform to 'fundamentally change' how businesses manage forests

24 Feb 2014

A new online monitoring and alert system that encourages better forest management will help tackle deforestation - an issue that poses a "material risk to businesses".