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Colourful surprises among the muddy browns of winter

Global Forest Information Service - Sat, 2015-01-17 07:30
Milkham Inclosure, New Forest Midway down the muddy track, someone has laid a posy by a tree. Beside it on a rotting stump, a group of diminutive bright gorse-yellow coral fungi stand erect, as if in salutation

The air is chill as I walk across the heath towards the pines on the northern flank of Milkham Inclosure. This is not a season for woodland colour so my attention is drawn to a solitary gorse bush in full flower set against the dark trunks of the conifers outside the fencing. Its florets glow just a little as they catch the rays of the now dropping sun filtering through the grey clouds of another weather front coming up from the west.

This Inclosure occupies a valley slope at the top of which the understorey has been cleared. The brushwood of removed birches litters the ground, creating a tangle of silvery-browns interwoven with the winter-tan of decaying bracken. As I stop to consider the hundreds of young holly trees that are sprouting up through it, a wren breaks cover almost at my feet and disappears in a flash into the perfect camouflage the foresters have created. Surprisingly, there is colour here. Midway down the muddy track, someone has laid a posy by a tree, large blue hyacinths and iris. Beside it, nature has provided its own tribute. On a rotting stump, a group of diminutive bright gorse-yellow coral fungi stand erect, as if in salutation.

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Colourful surprises among the muddy browns of winter

Metla Finland - Sat, 2015-01-17 07:30
Milkham Inclosure, New Forest Midway down the muddy track, someone has laid a posy by a tree. Beside it on a rotting stump, a group of diminutive bright gorse-yellow coral fungi stand erect, as if in salutation

The air is chill as I walk across the heath towards the pines on the northern flank of Milkham Inclosure. This is not a season for woodland colour so my attention is drawn to a solitary gorse bush in full flower set against the dark trunks of the conifers outside the fencing. Its florets glow just a little as they catch the rays of the now dropping sun filtering through the grey clouds of another weather front coming up from the west.

This Inclosure occupies a valley slope at the top of which the understorey has been cleared. The brushwood of removed birches litters the ground, creating a tangle of silvery-browns interwoven with the winter-tan of decaying bracken. As I stop to consider the hundreds of young holly trees that are sprouting up through it, a wren breaks cover almost at my feet and disappears in a flash into the perfect camouflage the foresters have created. Surprisingly, there is colour here. Midway down the muddy track, someone has laid a posy by a tree, large blue hyacinths and iris. Beside it, nature has provided its own tribute. On a rotting stump, a group of diminutive bright gorse-yellow coral fungi stand erect, as if in salutation.

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Categories: Europe

Russia’s Lesinvest to invest $350 million in expansion of production by 2017

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-01-16 18:20
OOO Lesinvest, one of Russia’s largest timber companies, plans to significantly increase the capacities of its Segezha pulp and paper mill, one of Russia’s largest pulp and paper producers, during the next several years, according to Sergei Pomelov, general director of Lesinvest.
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Russia’s Lesinvest to invest $350 million in expansion of production by 2017

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-01-16 18:20
OOO Lesinvest, one of Russia’s largest timber companies, plans to significantly increase the capacities of its Segezha pulp and paper mill, one of Russia’s largest pulp and paper producers, during the next several years, according to Sergei Pomelov, general director of Lesinvest.
Categories: Europe

62 estudiantes de América y el Caribe integran nueva promoción del CATIE

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-01-16 17:18

62 estudiantes de América y el Caribe integran nueva promoción del CATIE

  • Institución dio la bienvenida a su promoción 2015-2016
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62 estudiantes de América y el Caribe integran nueva promoción del CATIE

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-01-16 17:18

62 estudiantes de América y el Caribe integran nueva promoción del CATIE

  • Institución dio la bienvenida a su promoción 2015-2016
Categories: Europe

Downhill Thrill: The Life of a Snow Ranger during Alpine World Ski Championships

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-01-16 17:00
There is an amazing partnership happening on public lands across this country, and it’s been ongoing for nearly a century. You may not know that large private companies operate ski resorts on your national forests and for that reason the U.S. Forest Service has snow rangers across the country responsible for a myriad of jobs [...]
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Downhill Thrill: The Life of a Snow Ranger during Alpine World Ski Championships

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-01-16 17:00
There is an amazing partnership happening on public lands across this country, and it’s been ongoing for nearly a century. You may not know that large private companies operate ski resorts on your national forests and for that reason the U.S. Forest Service has snow rangers across the country responsible for a myriad of jobs [...]
Categories: Europe

Pankaboard delivers more value for customers in 2015

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:26
Pankaboard is set to deliver a significantly improved yield for PankaMax, PankaDisc and PankaSeal from January 2015, thanks to recent investments in the uncoated specialty paperboard machinery.
Categories: Forest

Wood Comes to Life at BouwBeurs 2015 Construction Fair

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:26
Wood is set to take the ‘Jaarbeurs Utrecht’ Exhibition Center by storm at the upcoming International BouwBeurs (Construction Fair), as eight organizations set up their very own Wood Pavilion. Taking place from 9 to 13 February 2015 in Utrecht, Netherlands, the BouwBeurs Construction Fair will be...

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Pankaboard delivers more value for customers in 2015

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:26
Pankaboard is set to deliver a significantly improved yield for PankaMax, PankaDisc and PankaSeal from January 2015, thanks to recent investments in the uncoated specialty paperboard machinery.
Categories: Europe

Wood Comes to Life at BouwBeurs 2015 Construction Fair

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:26
Wood is set to take the ‘Jaarbeurs Utrecht’ Exhibition Center by storm at the upcoming International BouwBeurs (Construction Fair), as eight organizations set up their very own Wood Pavilion. Taking place from 9 to 13 February 2015 in Utrecht, Netherlands, the BouwBeurs Construction Fair will be...

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Categories: Europe

New Report: Meat from a Landscape Under Threat

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:07
Global Forest Coalition and Brighter Green have just released a new Report, “Meat from a Landscape Under Threat: Testimonies of the Impacts of Unsustainable Livestock and Soybean Production in Paraguay.” Written by Dr. Miguel Lovera, this updated report on the social and environmental impacts of unsustainable livestock production focus on those testimonies presented at the […]
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New Report: Meat from a Landscape Under Threat

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:07
Global Forest Coalition and Brighter Green have just released a new Report, “Meat from a Landscape Under Threat: Testimonies of the Impacts of Unsustainable Livestock and Soybean Production in Paraguay.” Written by Dr. Miguel Lovera, this updated report on the social and environmental impacts of unsustainable livestock production focus on those testimonies presented at the […]
Categories: Europe

Amazon fieldpost: 'I'm so envious of men's ability to pee standing up'

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:05

The dangers of too much Imodium, the Shewee and other rainforest perils – all tackled in Kitty Jenkin’s blogpost Adventuring with a vagina

I spend a lot of time in the rainforest. It’s by far the most rewarding and incredible part of the job but, I’ll be honest, it’s also pretty gruelling. While I’ve managed to avoid the malaria, dengue fever and tuberculosis that’s riddled my (male) colleagues, there are 101 things that make the rainforest a rather disagreeable place.

First and foremost, there’s the heat. It’s so hot you are continually bathing in your own sweat. By the end of a trip, my own stench really is something to behold.

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Amazon fieldpost: 'I'm so envious of men's ability to pee standing up'

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:05

The dangers of too much Imodium, the Shewee and other rainforest perils – all tackled in Kitty Jenkin’s blogpost Adventuring with a vagina

I spend a lot of time in the rainforest. It’s by far the most rewarding and incredible part of the job but, I’ll be honest, it’s also pretty gruelling. While I’ve managed to avoid the malaria, dengue fever and tuberculosis that’s riddled my (male) colleagues, there are 101 things that make the rainforest a rather disagreeable place.

First and foremost, there’s the heat. It’s so hot you are continually bathing in your own sweat. By the end of a trip, my own stench really is something to behold.

Continue reading...
Categories: Europe

The EU and Morocco strike a deal on the protection of Geographical Indications

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 January 2015 Joint press release for Morocco-EU Agreement on Gis The European Union and Morocco have concluded negotiations on an agreement to mutually protect their Geographical Indications (GIs).
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The EU and Morocco strike a deal on the protection of Geographical Indications

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 January 2015 Joint press release for Morocco-EU Agreement on Gis The European Union and Morocco have concluded negotiations on an agreement to mutually protect their Geographical Indications (GIs).
Categories: Europe