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December 21, 2011

Study: Forest thinning increases carbon releases

Assumptions that forest thinning treatments help sequester carbon are not grounded in science — instead, recent research shows that thinning act

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July 5th, 2011

Increased pre-commercial thinning and reduced planting in 2010

The data on pre-commercial thinning is the highest recorded in over a year. According to the Swedish Forest Agency’s annual surveys conducted on silviculture measures the soil scarification was carried out on 157,500 hectares and 157,200 hectares were planted with seedlings in 2010.

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February 18th, 2011

B.C. Forest Safety Ombudsman to review silviculture camps

A case involving what the provincial government called “unacceptable” treatment of 58 silvicultural workers will be examined by BC Forest Safety Ombudsman Roger Harris as part of a review of silviculture camp systems.

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Tuesday May 04 2010

Making your thinnings pay

Prices for timber are good right now and it makes sense to sell when market conditions are in our favour. But it's not always that easy, especially if the area to be thinned contains mixed species or is under 10ha in size -- or both.

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March 28, 2009

Loggers Try to Adapt to Greener Economy

LOWELL, Ore. — Booming timber towns with three-shift lumber mills are a distant memory in the densely forested Northwest. Now, with the housing market and the economy in crisis, some rural areas have never been more raw. Mills keep closing. People keep leaving.

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Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010

Japan: Saving the planet through its trees

Negotiators at the COP15 conference in Copenhagen didn't see eye to eye on much last month, but almost everyone agreed on one thing: To protect the planet we need to save its forests.

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by Dr. Radut