Forestry News


VT's Fairbanks Museum Could See Expansion with Federal Grant

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in Vermont could finally become a reality after years of beleaguered expansion plans. The 132-year-old facility in St. Johnsbury was chosen by Vermont's U.S. Rep....


Outsight Launches Real-Time LiDAR Solution for Forestry Industry

Outsight, a leader in 3D Spatial Intelligence, has announced the launch of the first real-time LiDAR solution for the forestry industry. Drawing on its established LiDAR expertise in other industries, Outsight has developed a mapping solution capable of generating a comprehensive 3D map of a forest in real-time....


Mont-Laurier Vocational School Saves a Week of Training With Vortex Simulators

As one of Quebec, Canada's six forestry training centers, the Mont-Laurier Vocational School helps prepare a new generation of heavy equipment operators. The non-profit center collaborates with the region's timber companies to provide students with practical hands-on experience, including three months of field training alongside instructors in working logging camps....


Komatsu Upgrades Design on Constant Cut Units

The cutting unit on all Komatsu C-heads, Constant Cut, will receive an upgraded design, effective June 1. The upgrade contains no less than 25 points and represents a number of improvements for customers, both in terms of increased productivity and better flow in the production....


With Help From Michigan AgrAbility, Area Loggers Overcome Injuries

For Duane Berg, owner and founder of Berg Logging in Gladstone, Mich., business was booming in 2010 — right up until he fell off a roof. "I got injured in November 2010. Besides [being] a logger, I was a construction worker, and I was helping one of my friends do a job," Berg said....


Ussery Services Forestry Mulching Hosts Demo Event

Traditionally, a manufacturer will work with a contractor for sourcing a location to hold a product demo and does the lion share of the work to coordinate all aspects and to bring in attendees. Such was not the case for a recent contractor mulching demo event in Sterling, Ga., just outside the city limits of Brunswick....


GLTPA Applauds Safe Routes Act Legislation Introduction

The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA) commended Congressman Mike Gallagher (R) Green Bay, Wis., for his persistence to create a safer environment for local communities and truck drivers with the re-introduction of the Safe Routes Act, H.R....


Cat Next Generation 538 Forest Machines Deliver More Production, Lower Maintenance Costs

The new Cat Next Generation 538 Forest Machine features several significant design upgrades that make it a top choice for working with timber, according to the manufacturer. "The 538 has a reputation as a solid performer with rugged reliability," said Giacomo Bottone, worldwide director of Caterpillar's forestry and medium excavator family....


Ponsse Launches New Generation of Scorpion Harvester Range

Ponsse launched a completely modernized range of Scorpion harvesters, which meets all the requirements of forestry today. The new Ponsse Scorpion takes harvest productivity and ergonomics to the next level and sets a new standard for the operator's working environment, according to the manufacturer....


Nortrax Supports Mechanized Logging Operations Program

Nortrax announced its continued support of the Mechanized Logging Operations Program, which will resume this summer on June 28, 2021. The program is an educational joint venture of the Maine Community College System and the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine, along with other industry partners....






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