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Landmark Australian genetic technology boosts tropical eucalyptus plantations
22 May, 2018
Landmark Australian genetic technology boosts tropical eucalyptus plantations
Australia-based forestry company New Forests will use landmark Australian genetic technology to boost productivity in its tropical eucalyptus plantations.New Forests has forged a partnership with Gondwana Genomics, a private company founded in 2014. read more
Emergence of a New Diseases of Eucalyptus
21 May, 2018
Sappi
Please find hereunder and attached a message from the TPCP team regarding a new disease caused by Ceratocystis, which can cause serious root and wilt diseases in Eucalyptus species. read more
Upgraded Green Flag Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail offers unique nature experience
21 May, 2018
MTO
Featuring upgraded huts and portage services to carry supplies for visitors the Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail, having been awarded the Green Flag Status for a trail under excellent management, not only supports local communities but gives visitors from near and far... read more
Mixed forests: Ecologically and economically superior
16 May, 2018
Mixed forests: Ecologically and economically superior
Mixed forests are more productive than monocultures. This is true on all five continents, and particularly in regions with high precipitation. These findings are highly relevant for forest science and forest management on a global scale. read more
Findings and recommendations from the Kenya Water Towers Climate Change Resilience Program
16 May, 2018
Findings and recommendations from the Kenya Water Towers Climate Change Resilience Program
Launched in 2015 by the U.S. Forest Service and supported by Kenyan partners and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the three-year Kenya Water Towers Climate Change Resilience Program aims to support strategic planning read more
New practical guidelines to promote more transparent, pro-poor forest concessions
16 May, 2018
New practical guidelines to promote more transparent, pro-poor forest concessions
Over 70% of forests in the tropics used for harvesting timber and other forest products are state-owned with most of the public forests managed through concessions that governments give to private entities or local communities. read more
Genetic technology for tropical Eucalyptus plantations
15 May, 2018
Genetic technology for tropical Eucalyptus plantations
An innovative partnership has been announced between Australian genetics technology firm Gondwana Genomics and timberland investment manager New Forests, seeking to deploy genetic technology to boost productivity in tropical eucalyptus plantations. read more
How leveraging social norms can promote ethical timber use
15 May, 2018
How leveraging social norms can promote ethical timber use
If a tree falls in the forest, do you care how it was brought down? Few people think about where the wood in their furniture, floors or doors comes from or how it got there. And few would guess that one of the most illegally traded wild products worldwide is a tree, rosewood (Dalbergia). read more
East African countries develop harmonized policy on forestry
15 May, 2018
East African countries develop harmonized policy on forestry
East African countries said Thursday they have started developing a harmonized forest policy and strategy to increase forest cover and contain drought.The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) countries who met in Nairobi said the initiative is... read more
Apple’s newest campus includes 9,000 trees!
14 May, 2018
Apple’s newest campus includes 9,000 trees!
Apple has built a new campus named ‘Apple Park' in Cupertino, California.​ It is reported that 80 percent of it will feature landscaping, which is set to include 9,000 trees. The new structure spans about a mile in circumference and is a single ring. read more
New fertilizers for sustainable forestry
9 May, 2018
New fertilizers for sustainable forestry
Torgny Näsholm has been awarded the 2018 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for having documented how trees use amino acid molecules as sources of nitrogen. He has also shown how this organic nitrogen dominates the nutrition of trees in boreal forests. read more

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