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Finnish Forest Sector Economic Outlook 2014–2015 executive summary published

The Finnish Forest Sector Economic Outlook is an annual report providing an analysis of the current year and forecasts for the coming year, recent developments and an analysis of the current economic situation.

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The 17th IBFRA Conference – Towards a New Era of Forest Science in Boreal Region


May 24–29, 2015, in Rovaniemi Finland

The Conference theme includes four scientific topics: 1. Sustainable forest management in an era of global changes, 2. Bioeconomy – switch from fossils to biobased economy, 3. Big-data use and value in the forest sector, 4. Managing and valueing ecosystem services for human well-being, and a workshop on Innovative means to disseminate scientific information to wider public. 

The conference now calls for abstracts of posters and oral presentations as well as contributions to the workshop.  The deadline for abstracts is 14 December 2014.

Conference website and online abstract submission:

In the future, small timber must be transported to its place of use from farther and farther away – there are profitable alternatives


It is also worthwhile to transport small timber to its place of use from farther away – presupposing that a suitable mode of transportation or a combination of modes can be found for each situation and set of conditions. New trucks with more capacity are often a more cost-effective alternative to expensive railtransport. Rail transport is more competitive than road transport only when work is close to train terminals and when the distance is long enough. As a whole, the pruned tree chain is more cost-effective than the whole tree chain. In the international Enerwoods project, Metla compared the transport costs of different combinations in the Kokkola-Kainuu axis.

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