the timber network


  • Forestry
  • February 05, 2016 15:05

Romania: Romsilva's management dismissed

The Romanian minister of Environment, Cristiana Pasca Palmer, has this week dismissed the president of Romsilva's (National Forest Administration of Romania) Board of Directors, Mr. Ilie Mihalache, and four other members of the Board... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 05, 2016 14:05

Consistent growth in tropical sawn wood imports across the EU

All the largest EU markets imported more tropical sawn wood in the first eleven months of 2015 compared to the previous year. Growth rates were quite evenly spread, ranging between +7% and +12%... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 05, 2016 09:13

Canada signed the TPP-a move that could boost forest products exports

Canada's International trade minister Chrystia Freeland yesterday signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in a ceremony in New Zealand... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 04, 2016 08:40

Stable roundwood prices in Tyrol

The roundwood market in Tyrol is stagnating. While harvesting in North Tyrol is almost impossible, many areas in East Tyrol are free of snow. This has consequences over the prices. The price difference between the North and East Tyrol persists... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 03, 2016 08:58

Lumber Liquidators sentenced for illegal importation of hardwood and Lacey Act violations

The U.S. hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators was sentenced this week to pay more than US$13 million criminal fines, community service and forfeited assets. The sentence regards the ''illegal importation of hardwood flooring, much of which was manufactured in China from timber that had been illegally logged in far eastern Russia, in the habitat of the last remaining Siberian tigers and Amur leopards in the world''... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 02, 2016 15:05

Republic of Moldova might ban unprocessed wood exports

The Moldavian Ministry of Environment has an intention to ban timber exports. The legislative draft in question emphasizes a dire state of the local forests and the necessity to strengthen illegal logging preventive measures... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 02, 2016 14:01

Jakob Hirsmark replaces Torbjörn Johnsen as manager of Elmia’s forestry fairs

Jakob Hirsmark will become the new manager of Elmia’s forestry fairs. They include the world’s biggest international forestry fair, Elmia Wood, which is held every fourth year in the forests south of Jönköping, Sweden... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 01, 2016 14:01

WWF and Rougier gave an update for joint activities in Gabon, Cameroon and Congo

WWF and Rougier reported achievements made after a year of partnership for sustainable forest management in Africa. During the period they focuced their activities on Gabon, Cameroon and Congo. WWF carried out a field mission in September 2015, providing a view on the extent of actions implemented at local level... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 01, 2016 12:01

Swedish pine meets Chinese furniture design

What happens when a group of Chinese designers visit Sweden, take in the Swedish nature, culture and lifestyle and then travel back to China and create furniture in Swedish pine for Chinese consumers? This was the premise of Swedish Wood’s project “Design for Sustainable Living” and the outcome has been an unusual journey, culminating in the unveiling of unique furniture at an exhibition in Shanghai on 20 January... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 01, 2016 10:13

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 4, 2016

Traders across the distribution system were happy to see January pass. But for the first time since the holidays buyers showed a keen interest in mill offerings. Sales that developed on Wednesday lifted many framing lumber prices off the week’s lows. As some markets sprung to life, others remained dull, especially those hit with recent wintry weather. Inconsistent sales were also evident among mills in the same producing regions, with one result being larger-than-usual price spreads... [more...]

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