September 2007

IA Hitachi Zaxis 200 Forester machine handles ground-up wood fibre at TimberWest’s North Island Dryland Sort on Vancouver Island. LeRoy Trucking operates the sort on a contract basis for TimberWest.

Increased demand for green energy and the sheer volume of beetle-killed trees could re-define biomass utilization in the
British Columbia Interior.

Converting forest slash to bio-oil
Forest companies could be harvesting the source of their own energy when they carry out logging operations, with the use of a system Ontario’s Advanced BioRefinery Inc has developed to convert forest slash to bio-oil.

From residual wood to gardening success
BC company Sea Soil has developed a successful business that takes wood waste from forest industry operations and combines it with fish waste to produce a fertilized soil that is a hit in the gardening marketplace

Opting for a big equipment upgrade
N R Kenney Logging has gone for a big equipment upgrade, and their new Deere harvesting and forwarding machines have worked out well on the private woodlots they operate on in Nova Scotia.

Mobile mill meets the mark
The Davco mobile twin-cut sawmill—the brainchild of the developers of the Ultimate harvester/processor head—is proving itself for Alberta sawmiller Cliff Krahn.

Guest Column
The reality of what it costs to log Rene van der Merwe of equipment distributor Modern Machinery says the forest industry needs to face the reality of logging costs—and pay accordingly.


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