• Corona Virus
  • May 26, 2020 16:47

Canfor Pulp announces production curtailment at two mills in BC

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. announces curtailment of Prince George Pulp and Paper and Intercontinental Pulp for approximately four weeks starting July 6, 2020...... [more...]

Corona Virus
  • Corona Virus
  • May 26, 2020 12:02

US lumber prices keep going up

A lot of regular life activities remain unknown as various jurisdictions “open up” from the Covid19 isolation and quarantine. Regardless, most North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 26, 2020 10:41

Germany watched closely as lockdown measures are withdrawn

Germany is being watched worldwide as the most successful large European country in halting the spread of the virus, thanks to a massive testing programme. Three weeks after the decision of the federal and state governments to gradually withdraw the coronavirus restrictions imposed in March, the end of the lockdown in Germany was largely completed in the first week of May...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 25, 2020 15:54

Survey finds 63% of US wood manufacturers remain operational

A recent survey by the Wood Component Manufacturers Association provides insight into the challenges faced by member businesses in the midst of the pandemic...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 25, 2020 13:08

Some continuing timber demand from UK construction sector

In the UK, according to the Timber Trade Federation (TTF), some importers, distributors and merchants have suspended business while others are operating at much reduced levels. Some demand continues from the UK building sector...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 22, 2020 10:32

Canfor Corporation to close Isle Pierre sawmill

Canfor Corporation will be closing its Isle Pierre sawmill, which is located near Prince George, British Columbia, Canada...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 22, 2020 10:04

Bark beetle infestation in Saxony larger than in 2019

The bark beetle density in Saxony is enormous. This is shown by the current catch results of the nationwide bark beetle monitoring. More than 80% of the traps have higher catch numbers...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 21, 2020 14:25

EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy

On 20 May the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 21, 2020 08:53

Business activity continues in the Netherlands but timber supplies disrupted

The Netherlands had a less strict lockdown than some of its neighbours and began its five-phase plan to ease restrictions further on 11 May. However, the effects even of this more limited lockdown on the timber sector and wider economy have been profound...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 20, 2020 15:16

Latvia's forestry products export down 9.2% in Q1/2020

In January-March 2020, Latvia exported EUR 651.007 million worth of forestry products, which is a decrease of 9.2 percent against the previous year...... [more...]

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