The ranks of ETIC, the new European Timber Industries Confederation, are widening with the membership of SEFB, the French Organisation of Forest Operators, an independent and responsible professional Organisation which today represents - with a cumulative Pre-tax turnover of 340 million € and the annual mobilisation of more than 5,200,000 m3 - the vast majority of French forest operators
US homebuilding fell more than expected in July, the latest sign that surging construction costs and home prices continued to constrain the housing market early in the third quarter of the year
The mood in companies in the German wood industry clouded over slightly in August. The assessment of the current situation improved to +45.6 points (previous month: +43.2 points). However, the outlook for the next 6 months was more pessimistic
Vietnam ranked third globally in natural rubberwood export, with over 80% of rubberwood production is exported. Therefore, this is considered as a strong industry of Vietnam. Rubber is grown in the Southeast accounts for 71% of the country’s production, and concentrated in Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, and Tay Ninh.
While there were some North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices that continued to drop for the week ending August 20, several prices were flat while others actually popped up
Acacia belongs to the genus Acacia (scientific name: Acacia) is a genus of some species of shrubs and woody plants native to the ancient mainland of Gondwana, belongs to the subfamily Virgin (Mimosoideae) belongs to the Bean family (Fabaceae), first described by Linnaeus in 1773 in Africa. Today, there are about 1300 species of Acacia trees worldwide, of which about 950 species are native to Australia, and the rest are common in dry areas of the tropics and warm temperate climate in both hemispheres, including Africa, southern Asia, Americas. However, the genus Acacia does not appear to be monophyletic. This discovery led to the division of Acacia into 5 new genera.
Eucalyptus is known as one of the tallest plant species on earth with more than 700 different species. Trees are native to Australia, and their habitats are mainly in tropical and subtropical regions of the region. However, today we can come across eucalyptus all over the world, the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean region, the Middle East, China, the Indian peninsula and even in Vietnam.
The rubber tree is also known as Pará rubber tree, scientifically named Hevea brasiliensis, is native to the Amazon region and grows around the world. However, rubber trees are mostly grown in Southeast Asia. In Vietnam, rubber trees are planted into industrial forests with an area of hundreds of thousands of hectares and concentrated mainly in Southern Vietnam, accounting for 71% of the country’s rubber plantation area. Rubber trees can be harvested for latex from the 5th year onwards.
TallyExpress, the app that captures hardwood end tallies in seconds by taking pictures with an Android smartphone, uses computer vision technology to measure each board in a bundle
The tree is native to tropical Africa, the name Sapele comes from that of the city of Sapele in Nigeria. This is a deciduous tree and hardwood, not softwood as many people think. This species has appeared in Vietnam for a long time, mainly growing in the northern mountainous areas or highlands. They grow on flat terrain to places that are 600 meters above sea level. The species grows to a height of up to 45 meters (rarely 60 meters). Sapele matures after 10 – 12 years. If it is grown for industrial purposes, it can be exploited in the 6 – 8 years.
In 2020, wood pellet production in Europe was up 4% y-o-y and was 34% higher than in 2016, according to data just released by the UNECE.
Raintree also sometimes known as saman, monkey pod or suar, originated from Central and South America. But it has been widely introduced to South and Southeast Asia, as well as the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii. It has a wide-canopied tree with a large symmetrical umbrella-shaped crown. Rain Tree grows extremely fast and has a very wide ecological amplitude, adapting to almost all weather climates: from extremely harsh waters to midlands and hills. So, it is suitable for most soil types.
Production and capacity levels for Vietnam’s wood industry is returning to normal after the pandemic restrictions, and the industry is confident of earning a total of US$14.5 billion by the end of 2021
Genus Acacia has around 160 species and is a natural kind in Australia. However, today we can see them from all over the world such as America, Africa, and Vietnam. In Vietnam, Acacia is mainly grown in the Northern and Central Vietnam. Acacia heartwood range in color from light yellow to dark red, sapwood is easy to recognize with yellowish-white. A mature Acacia can reach heights of up to 20-25 meters and stem diameter of 50-60 centimeters. Acacia is a high-density wood. The average density of white acacia at 12% moisture content is 770 kilograms per cubic meter, weight nearly equal to teak.
What does it mean when a product, like decking or outdoor patio furniture, is referred to or labeled as FSC Certified? The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), is a non-profit organization that sets certain high standards to make sure that forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible and socially beneficial manner. If a product, like a piece of tropical hardwood patio furniture, is labeled as “FSC Certified,” it means that the wood used in the product and the manufacturer that made it met the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council.