Agriculture

National forest policy needed, sector body says

July 16, 2018 ecodaily 0

  The New Zealand Institute of Forestry proposed introducing a national policy for the industry at the sector’s annual conference in an effort to help the Government “develop sound long-term strategies for forestry development”. David […]

Agriculture

Forestry fund a threat to farmers – SF

July 7, 2018 ecodaily 0

SINN Féin MEP Matt Carthy has called for full transparency on the workings of a private forestry fund which he claims is having a negative impact on Irish farmers. Last year the European Investment Bank […]

Agriculture

Forestry debris dam threatens Puriri residents

July 4, 2018 ecodaily 0

  Every time there’s heavy rain, Craig Hopkins is afraid to leave his home. He’s scared large dams of forestry logging debris or “slash” upstream from his property will burst, bringing large logs and boulders over the road. […]

Agriculture

How to tell if a tree is dead or dying

May 21, 2018 ecodaily 0

  A dying tree in a forest is nature simply running its course and eventually giving back to its ecosystem. A dying tree in a well-landscaped yard, however, can pose problems for other trees and […]

Environment

Does Forest Certification Really Work?

October 2, 2017 ecodaily 0

  Based on a review of 40 studies of variable quality, we found that certified tropical forests can overall be better for the environment than forests managed conventionally. But there wasn’t enough evidence to say […]