Thursday, July 9, 2020
EST 2019

Reaching the Summit,John Deere equipment helps Vancouver Island logger achieve peak performance

Andrew Johnson, owner of A&K Timber Company, estimates 50 to 60 percent of his company’s cutting on Vancouver Island is done on steep slopes today.

When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory famously replied, “Because it’s there.” At the time, no one had reached the summit of the highest mountain in the world. To Mallory and other mountaineers, its very existence posed a challenge to be gloriously overcome.

By tenweb_manager_plugin , in Uncategorized , at June 16, 2020

Most of B.C.’s massive old trees are ghosts, existing only on paper

Most of British Columbia’s old-growth forests of big trees live only on maps, and what’s left on the ground is fast disappearing, a team of independent scientists has found.

A recent report revealed the amount of old-growth forest still standing in the province has been overestimated by more than 20% and most of the last of what’s left is at risk of being logged within the next 12 years.

In the report, the scientists revealed most of the forest counted as old growth by the province is actually small alpine or boggy forest. It’s old — but the trees are not the giants most people think of when they are referring to old growth.

By Forestry Times , in CLIMATE US , at June 16, 2020

Climate change: Wales lags behind on planting new trees

Wales is falling behind the rest of the UK in planting trees to tackle climate change, official statistics show. About 80 hectares of new woodland were planted in 2019-20, the lowest number for a decade. Forestry experts said the figure – which amounts to just 4% of the Welsh Government’s target of 2,000 hectares a year – was “clearly disappointing”. The government said it was taking “significant steps” to increase tree cover.

By Forestry Times , in UK , at June 16, 2020

Waratah Forestry Equipment launches the new H212 harvesting and processing head

The new H212 from Waratah Forestry Equipment is a lightweight, agile harvesting and processing head. Waratah’s smallest harvesting head, designed for 8-16 metric ton tracked carriers or 16-18 metric ton wheeled carriers, provides enhanced productivity for early thinning operations. The multi-purpose head can handle mixed hardwood and softwood stands as well as multi-tree harvesting, processing or debarking applications.

By Forestry Times , in WORLD , at June 15, 2020

Demand for UK forestry intensifies as the benefits of forest ownership emerge says Savills

The UK Government’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 legislates the need for business and industry to consider their impact on the environment. The carbon sequestration capability of forestry has encouraged investors to look at forestry as an offsetting mechanism. There is an increasing recognition and expectation on forestry to assist in combatting climate change as well as providing important public services such as green spaces for recreation. 

By Forestry Times , in OPINION , at June 15, 2020

New technology transforms study of tree crowns and Congo Basin dynamics

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Studying the dense and humid forests of the Congo Basin is no mean feat. Under rustling tree canopies, buttress roots tangle with climbing plants to form natural barriers, murky creeks cut across muddy and narrow paths, and the scorching heat and humidity fill the air with steam. Foresters have to hike for hours and even days in these conditions to get as close as possible to their subject of study.

By Forestry Times , in TECH , at June 13, 2020

GreenMech service seals the deal for The Living Forest

For Kent-based arb contractors The Living Forest, the quality of the customer service they receive from suppliers is just as important as the quality of the machinery itself. And that’s why, when it comes to their choice of woodchipper, it’s GreenMech that wins the day. With three tracked and trailed machines currently on the fleet, their reliability – coupled with the back-up support received – sees further investment on the horizon.

By Forestry Times , in UK , at June 13, 2020