Timber and markets

Timber and markets

What finally counts is how much money is left over – the profit. In this rubric there are articles about round timber value added and process optimisation: starting with a look at the raw timber lying in the stand, then through storage, grading and transport all the way up  to its marketing. Another topic is the booming area of bio-energy. Insights are also given into the saw mill and timber industries.

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Wood Fuel on the Increase

Producing energy from renewable resources has become a trend. A trend in which timber also plays a role. However, how much wood energy can be used sustainably? A conference in Freiburg, Germany, provided information on strategies and answers to questions on the use of wood energy.

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Alternative Trucks for Timber Haulage

Not only to avoid transportation shortages during catastrophes but also in normal times, truck transport systems with containers or trailers are an interesting alternative to common timber trucks.

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Timber Haulage by Railway

For long distance transportation of timber after storm events the railway is a cost efficient alternative. Thereby additionally capacities for short distance transportation are made available. The article shows what has to be taken into consideration when organising transportation by railway.

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Timber Haulage by Ship

For the first time after the "Lothar" stormlarge amounts of timber from Baden-Wuerttemberg was shipped to customers. The immense organisational effort demands careful planning and coordination.

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Chipper Application when coping with Storm Damages

It is possible to use storm damaged timber for wood chip production. Whether the processing is profitable or not depends on different factors.

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Timber Storage – Dry Storage

You are going to plan a dry storage for timber? Everything to be considered is listed in this recommendation.

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Overview and Selection of Storage Methods after Calamities

Log-conservation is an important issue after storm events. Due to the situation, there are different methods of log conservation.

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Timber Storage – Life Conservation

It is possible to leave storm-damaged trees for up to two years in conservation without processing, if certain conditions are met.

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Timber Storage – Log conservation under Oxygen Exclusion

Logs stored under oxygen exclusion can be an option especially for valuable logs.

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Wet Storage – Armillaria Infection

Sometimes Armillaria mellea can spread in wet stored timber over bark independent from irrigation system and quality.

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