Forestry

The ‘Forest Pump’ – how timber works wonders for carbon storage and substitution
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In an extract from his new book, Timber! How Wood Can Save the World from Climate Breakdown, former Labour MEP Paul Brannen explains why timber really is a wonder material when it comes to carbon storage and substitution - and why cutting down trees can be a good thing when...
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Forest Sustainability: Deforestation
Forest Sustainability: Deforestation
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Deforestation is the intentional removal of forested areas for purposes including agriculture, industrial development, grazing land, fuel production, and construction materials. As a global issue, deforestation can impact the environment and society negatively through its contribution to climate change, biodiversity loss, soil erosion, effects on the water cycle, increasing air...
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Forest Sustainability
Forest Sustainability
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Forests are essential to support life on Earth and to provide essential resources to both wildlife and humans. Responsible management - balancing economic, social, and environmental objectives - can achieve forest sustainability.
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More wood in construction essential to net zero, says Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)
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In its latest report - Seeing the wood for the trees: the contribution of the forestry and timber sectors to biodiversity and net zero goals – the EAC has recommended increasing wood in construction and expanding UK productive forestry to help achieve net zero by 2050. Over the last year,...
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Research agenda sets out to define the ambitions of the European forest industry
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Swedish researchers and key players from the forest-based sector have drawn up a joint research agenda that sets out the investments needed to support sustainable societal development, according to Swedish Forest Industries. Two priority areas for this agenda are the need for forestry management practices that protect biodiversity and steps...
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TDUK member rooted in timber forestry
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Raising the profile of homegrown timber is English Woodlands Timber, a Sussex-based timber company and TDUK member with a heritage that traces back to World War II. TDUK visited to find out how the business is demonstrating sustainable forestry management practices that ‘start with the trees’. Nestled in the South...
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Sustainable sourcing
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Learn about sustainable management of forests, temperate forests and hardwoods, and tropical hardwoods.
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