Latest Plantation Stories

2009-03-31 07:00:00

TORONTO, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX:TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, announced today that its subsidiary, Guangdong Jiayao Wood Products Development Co, Ltd., has signed an equipment assignment contract with an arm's length third party purchaser to sell the particleboard manufacturing equipment at its plant in Gaoyao, Guangdong Province for a total price of approximately US$30 million.

2009-03-24 13:27:51

Oil palm cultivation is a significant driver of tropical forest destruction across Southeast Asia.

2009-02-05 08:00:00

WASHINGTON and MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute (WRI) and NewPage Corporation today announce a partnership to protect forests in Indonesia.

2008-12-18 13:50:00

Scientists say that as climate change increases, the world’s chocolate supply could start to run low.

2008-09-02 00:00:25

By Ooi Tee Ching OIL palm planters can expect their fertiliser bill to fall from today, following the government's decision to abolish import duty on the product.

2008-08-26 03:00:31

PUNE: To mark the first day of the environmental and ecological week, saplings were planted at various places in Dehu Road Cantonment on Friday. DCB president and station commander Brig R.S. Rathod launched the plantation drive near the Central Ordnance Depot (COD).

2008-08-18 00:00:21

By Chai Mei Ling TREES are to orang utans what roads are to humans. When we develop pockets of forests, humans cut off not just the primates' connectivity to other parts of the woodland but also their food supply.

2008-07-21 15:00:56

BOSTON, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today predicted that China's log imports will decline by 13 million cubic meters between 2007 and 2012, but the country's total wood fiber deficit (including logs, woodchips and the roundwood equivalent of its wood product and pulp imports) will increase by 22 million cubic meters, a 26% increase during that same timeframe.

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