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2013-11-26 14:07:57

As trees grow larger in even-aged stands, competition develops among them. Competition weakens trees, as they contend for soil moisture, nutrients, and sunlight. Competition also increases trees’ risk to bark beetles and diseases, and subsequently leads to a buildup of dead fuels. A recent study, led by Dr. Jianwei Zhang, research forester at the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station, considered if the onset of this risk could be determined. The study, which appears in...

2013-02-27 23:04:39

Bringing 10 years of experience in international forestry planning to help deliver operational solutions Fredericton, New Brunswick (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 Canadian company Remsoft, the leading provider of spatial optimization technology and services, is pleased to welcome Jennifer Landry to the Remsoft team as their Business Analyst in Forestry. As Remsoft continues to expand their solution suite, Landry will play a pivotal role in delivering practical and usable solutions that meet and...

2012-05-18 11:16:44

Shortleaf pine-hardwood ecosystem restoration following insect outbreak Research by USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientists shows that the impacts of recent outbreaks of southern pine beetle further degraded shortleaf pine-hardwood forest ecosystems in the southern Appalachian region. The authors suggest that cutting and burning these sites reduces heavy fuel loads, improves soil nutrient status, and opens the canopy for restoration of these shortleaf pine...

2011-05-27 06:45:00

TORONTO, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX:TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, released today summary reports about the yearly China forest asset valuation conducted by Pöyry (Beijing) Consulting Company Limited ("Pöyry"), an international forestry consulting firm. In 2010, Pöyry's Management Consulting Business Group changed its disclosure policy relating to valuation services following Pöyry's...

2011-02-09 10:50:00

TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Mr. Allen Chan, Chairman & CEO of Sino-Forest Corporation (TSX:TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, was appointed as a Vice President of the China National Forestry Industry Federation (formerly China National Forestry Industry Association; "CNFIF") in December 2010. The CNFIF is chaired by Mr. Jia Zhibang, Director of the State Forestry Administration. CNFIF is a nationwide non-profit, voluntary...

2010-09-13 12:34:23

Dr. Bogdan Strimbu, assistant professor of biometrics and quantitative silviculture at Louisiana Tech University's School of Forestry, recently organized and conducted a technical session at the International Union of Forest Research Organization's (IUFRO) XXIII World Congress in Seoul, South Korea. The Congress, held every five years, brings together industry leaders from the IUFRO's eight divisions to help form the future research direction for the global field of forestry.  The group...

2010-04-30 04:18:00

TORONTO, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX:TRE), a leading, commercial forest plantation operator in China, released today its yearly forest valuation report conducted by Poyry (Beijing) Consulting Company Limited ("Poyry"), an international forestry consulting firm. Poyry has estimated the value of Sino-Forest's forest assets on 491,000 hectares ("ha") of area, based on a single rotation(1) using a pre-tax discount rate of 11.5%, to be...

2009-06-11 06:55:00

TORONTO, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sino-Forest Corporation (TSX: TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sino-Panel (China) Investments Limited ("Sino-Panel"), has entered into a Master Agreement for the Purchase of Pine and Chinese Fir Plantation Forests (the "Jiangxi Master Agreement") with Jiangxi Zhonggan Industrial Development Company Limited ("Jiangxi Zhonggan"), which will act as the authorized agent for...

2009-04-02 06:39:00

TORONTO, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX:TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, released today its yearly forest valuation report conducted by Poyry Forest Industry Consulting Ltd ("Poyry"), an international forestry consulting firm. Poyry has estimated the valuation of 335,000 hectares ("ha") of Sino-Forest's forest assets, based on a single rotation(1) using a pre-tax discount rate of 11.5%, to be US$1.64 billion as at...


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Clearcutting
2013-04-02 11:17:47

Clearcutting, otherwise known as clearfelling, is a controversial forestry/logging practice in which the majority or all of the trees in an area are uniformly cut down. Clearcutting, in addition to shelterwood and seed tree harvests, is utilized by foresters to construct certain types of forest ecosystems and to encourage select species that require plentiful sunlight or grow in large, even-age stands. Logging companies and forest-worker unions in certain countries support the practice for...

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