Pressure prompts store to axe event featuring book critical of Northern Pulp

Pressure prompts store to axe event featuring book critical of Northern Pulp

Nova Scotia author Joan Baxter says she’s shocked by a New Glasgow, N.S., bookstore’s decision to cancel her book promotion event after receiving pressure from Northern Pulp supporters.

Global firms accused of importing timber linked to Amazon massacre

Global firms accused of importing timber linked to Amazon massacre

Greenpeace alleges 12 companies continued to trade with Madeireira Cedroarana after its founder was accused of ordering torture and murder.

World Forest Center hosts display on cross-laminated timber

World Forest Center hosts display on cross-laminated timber

Portland’s World Forestry Center has a new exhibit about cross-laminated timber and other newer forms of mass timber, showing now through next summer.

Major Dutch timber company found guilty of dealing in illegal teak 

Major Dutch timber company found guilty of dealing in illegal teak 

Dutch company Boogaerdt Hout has been found guilty of violating the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) for placing illegal Burmese teak on the market.

Can London really plant 2.4M trees

Can London really plant 2.4M trees

London will have to fill the equivalent of 400 Victoria Parks with trees in the next 50 years to meet its ambitious tree cover targets.

New Zealand logs are growing with no signs of decline

New Zealand logs are growing with no signs of decline

Long truck and trailer units loaded with perfectly straight radiata pine logs are rumbling along the highway between Hawera and New Plymouth.

Checkpoint China: The shadowy world of timber smuggling

Checkpoint China: The shadowy world of timber smuggling

Looking back, it just seemed natural for Aung Tin Oo* to become a timber smuggler.

Foresters welcome New Zealand Government's ambitious tree-planting target

Foresters welcome New Zealand Government’s ambitious tree-planting target

Planting 50,000ha of trees a year has some challenges, but it is achievable.

Chasing the illegal loggers looting the Amazon forest

Chasing the illegal loggers looting the Amazon forest

The cargo ship Yacu Kallpa rode impatiently at anchor off Iquitos, Peru, a ramshackle city on a bend in the broad, turbulent waters of the Amazon River.

Vikings razed the forests. Can Iceland regrow them?

Vikings razed the forests. Can Iceland regrow them?

With his flats of saplings and a red planting tool, Jon Asgeir Jonsson is a foot soldier in the fight to reforest Iceland, working to bring new life to largely barren landscapes.

China breaks ground on 12-mile treetop walkway in Fuzhou forest

China breaks ground on 12-mile treetop walkway in Fuzhou forest

China’s magnificent new walkway in Fuzhou is giving people a treetop experience of Fuzhou’s sub-tropical forests unlike any before.

Leading US plywood firm linked to alleged destruction, rights violations in Malaysia

Leading US plywood firm linked to alleged destruction, rights violations in Malaysia

The sustainability and legality claims of the largest plywood importer in the US have come under question after it was found to have received shipments of Malaysian plywood worth more than $500,000 from a supplier connected to environmental and human rights violations.

Study: Tropical forests worse carbon emitters than U.S. trucks and cars

Study: Tropical forests worse carbon emitters than U.S. trucks and cars

Tropical forests emit more carbon each year than all of the cars and trucks in the United States, scientists said, calling for greater efforts to stem forest loss and damage.

Seeking greener construction, Chinese delegates visit U.S. wood construction authorities 

Seeking greener construction, Chinese delegates visit U.S. wood construction authorities 

The visit comes as China begins to formulate the nation’s timber structure construction development plan as part of the 13th Five-Year Plan for Economic and Social Development.

Forestry can be the next big growth driver for Bhutan

Forestry can be the next big growth driver for Bhutan

India this year, for the first time exported more electricity than it imported and will be a power surplus nation by 2018.

The secrets of the wood wide web

The secrets of the wood wide web

Recent scientific revelations raise big questions about what trading, sharing, or even friendship might mean among plants.

Stefano Boeri proposes trees not barriers to protect against terror attacks

Stefano Boeri proposes trees not barriers to protect against terror attacks

Following the recent terror attacks in Barcelona, Stefano Boeri has suggested public spaces be redesigned to include trees to prevent vehicle attacks.

Canadian government fails to see forest for the trees in caribou recovery

Canadian government fails to see forest for the trees in caribou recovery

Canada’s leading forest-products companies and the 230,000 people we employ in hundreds of communities across the country are urging the federal government to give serious thought to adjusting the procedures and timing of the Caribou Recovery Strategy to achieve a more balanced and sustainable way forward for all.

Can the EU’s fight against illegal logging help to preserve forest ecosystems in timber producing nations?

Can the EU’s fight against illegal logging help to preserve forest ecosystems in timber producing nations?

In 2003 the EU passed the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, a path-leading framework to fight illegal logging and deforestation.

Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami restores 350,000 hectares of forests and degraded land to surpass Bonn Challenge commitment 

Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami restores 350,000 hectares of forests and degraded land to surpass Bonn Challenge commitment 

Launched in 2015 by Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party, the Billion Tree Tsunami aims to turn the tide on land degradation and loss in the mountainous, formerly forested KPK province in the Hindu Kush mountain range.