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Issue date: 
17 Jan 2012

China’s Reforestation Programs: Big Success or Just an Illusion?

China has undertaken ambitious reforestation initiatives that have increased its forest cover dramatically in the last decade. But scientists are now raising questions about just how effective these grand projects will turn out to be.

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Aug 23, 2011

Govt plans tree credits, village forests to improve green cover

NAGPUR: The Maharashtra government will soon introduce the concepts of 'tree credit' and 'village forests' to improve green cover in the state. Both initiatives will be implemented by the social forestry department (SFD).

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August 23, 2011

Wis. officials start work on timber clearing plan

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August 5th, 2011

PRT sees 41% increase in seedling order volume over last year

PRT Forest Regeneration Income Fund has seen a 41% increase in seedling order volume over 2010, mainly attributable to improving forestry markets due to stabilization of the US housing market and growth in Chinese lumber exports.

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May 20, 2011

UPM and ENO Environment Online Plant Trees with Schoolchildren in UK, Uruguay and Finland

Helsinki, Finland, May 20, 2011 – UPM participates in ENO – Environment Online’s Tree Planting Day on May 20 in United Kingdom, Uruguay and Finland. The annual event is part of UPM’s partnership with ENO, a global virtual school and network for sustainable development. ENO has been running since 2000 and reached thousands of schools in 150 countries.

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Well-known Indian coffee-maker taps Guyana's furniture wood

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December 14, 2010

New research project investigate the best fast-growing tree species for planting in Africa

The forest industry is important for the economic development of South Africa.

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03 August 2010

Tatarstan to construct new Forest Breeding and Seed Centre

Timber industry is becoming more and more innovative with increasing amount of advanced technologies and machinery being involved.  Russia is to construct 5 modern breeding and seed centers using Lannen Plant Systems technology (Finland). Thus, new centers will appear in the Moscow, Voronezh, Kostroma regions, Altay area and Tatarstan.

Forest Breeding and Seed Centre is to be constructed in the Sabinsk district (Tatarstan) at the site of 7ha.

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May 08, 2010

Forestry reseeds

As the adage goes, the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; the second best time is now.

Ideally, investors planted their money into forestry early enough to see their money grow along with the recent surge in commodity and equity prices.

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May 06, 2010

Tree-planting drive to earn Kenya revenue

Investors from industrialised countries are racing to strike financing deals with Kenya in partnerships set to open new avenues for donor support as the world switches to green economy.


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by Dr. Radut