• Let Australian Foresters Manage our Forests!

    12th March 2020

    Australia’s forests are complex and understanding their differences takes a lifetime. After nearly 40 years working in Australia’s forests, I continue to learn new things but one thing I am certain about, there is no “one size fits all” management regime. Mother nature and our forests have sent us a very big message over the last 8 months.
    Change our management systems or expect more of these mega fires and all the distress they cause!

  • Spruce Bark Beetle

    Will European Spruce Continue to Compete in Asian Markets?

    10th March 2020

    The spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) is native to Europe and is normally present in manageable populations. The problem with Spruce in Mainland Europe is that a lot of it was originally planted offsite.  Now with lots of stressed trees around and mild winters unable to knock back populations it has become such a big problem.

  • Forestry development in East Africa

    4th December 2019

    The recently published World Bank African Pulse report (October 2019) indicated that average economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to rise modestly from 2.5 percent in 2018 to 3.2 percent by 2021.

  • Tasmania Pine Forest

    New Zealand Emission Trading Scheme Updates and Changes

    10th September 2019

    In July 2019 the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) announced the third in a series of proposed changes to the Climate Change Response Act 2012, which affect the function of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).  This announcement follows further updates in December 2018, and March 2019, based upon the feedback from consultations the Ministry of Primary Industries and the Ministry for the Environment ran throughout 2018.