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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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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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 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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Wet Storage – Winter Operation

This article shows how the irrigation system needs to be handled in winter to prevent the timber and the system itself from damage.

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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. (14)
Wet Storage – Miscellaneous

A lot of things should be considered in advance if you’re planning to build a wet storage site. (18)
Wet Storage - Organising Storage and Removal of Timber

Some rules to sustain the quality of timber and to keep track of wet storage.

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Wet Storage – Water Extraction and Irrigation Systems

This article deals with all important questions about water extraction and irrigation systems. (16)
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