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.

Trees can make or break city weather

Trees can make or break city weather

Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new University of British Columbia study that also found losing a single tree can increase wind pressure on nearby buildings and drive up heating costs.

Your floor may be made of illegal tropical wood

Your floor may be made of illegal tropical wood

A new report traces exotic timber from Papua New Guinea, where illegal logging is common, via China to U.S. stores.

Sale of exotic timber in US linked to illegal forestry in PNG

The sale of exotic wood products in US stores could be helping to drive the illegal harvesting of native forest in Papua New Guinea.

TV reporter filming in Polish forest attacked by loggers

TV reporter filming in Polish forest attacked by loggers

Two men believed to be loggers attacked a television crew filming in a Polish forest and injured a cameraman, smashing his camera and seizing his memory cards, police and the TV station said.

We know how to reduce deforestation – so where's the money?

We know how to reduce deforestation – so where’s the money?

For years some environmentalists and economists have argued that you could pay people to keep their forests standing, maintaining carbon sources and habitat for threatened species.

Global tree cover loss remains high. Emerging patterns reveal shifting contributors

Global tree cover loss remains high. Emerging patterns reveal shifting contributors

Global Forest Watch released new satellite-based data showing how forests around the world changed in the year 2015.

Logging opens dispute between the EU and Poland

Logging opens dispute between the EU and Poland

The Polish government’s decision to allow logging in one of Europe’s last remaining primeval forests has led to a bitter fight between Warsaw and the European Union.

HSBC triggers investigation into palm oil company over deforestation allegations

HSBC triggers investigation into palm oil company over deforestation allegations

HSBC has triggered an investigation into Noble Plantations following allegations the company was preparing to clear thousands of hectares of rainforest in Papua for oil palm cultivation.

Artist creates giant wood sculptures and hides them in Copenhagen forests

Artist creates giant wood sculptures and hides them in Copenhagen forests

Over the last three years, Danish artist Thomas Dambo has been creating enormous sculptures from recycled materials.