Ecoforests News
March 26, 2014                                                                                                   

With pleasure we present to you our very first Newsletter for 2014, find enclosed the latest information regarding the forestry industry and Ecoforests.

Teak Price Increase from January 2006 - 2014

 Every 3 months the ITTO, International Timber Trade Organization ( posts the recent price valuation of timber species around the globe. Here at Ecoforests we collect that data and update the pricing of the current species we have in our plantations. Here you can find the latest graph indicating the market price increase of teak as of January 2014. If you have any questions please email us back at 




Myanmar BANS the export of raw timber logs effective April 1st, 2014
The ban, covering all kinds of trees, will end Myanmar's status as the only country to export raw teak logs from natural forests rather than plantations. Exports of teak wood alone earned $359 million last year.
Teak wood prices from plantation forests are expected to soar.

From next year, the government also plans to slash by 80 percent the amount of teak it allows to be taken from the forests according to a government official.

For more information CLICK HERE





White House Pushes 'wooden skyscrapers' as a Solution to Global Warming

Amazon Deforestation


 The White House launched a new campaign to sell its global warming agenda to rural America: "sustainable" buildings, including skyscrapers, made out of wood to lower carbon dioxide emissions.


The Agriculture Department (USDA)  announced it was launching a new $1 million program to promote wood as a "green" building material to boost rural economies, as well as a $1 million competition "to demonstrate the architectural and commercial viability of using sustainable wood products in high-rise construction," according to Department.


 "Wood may be one of the world's oldest building materials, but it is now also one of the most advanced," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "Building stronger markets for innovative new wood products supports sustainable forestry, helps buffer reduce [sic] greenhouse gas emissions, and puts rural America at the forefront of an emerging industry."


This initiative is welcomed by many architects in North America, in principal Architect Michael Green, he explains in a 12 Minute video the various reasons why wood skyscrapers are a very good idea. To view the video click image below.



Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers
Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers
 In 2013 alone, China lumber imports totaled $9 Billion.
China imported logs and lumber for a record nine billion dollars in 2013, with North America, Russia and New Zealand being the major suppliers, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Importation of logs and lumber to China reached a new record in 2013 with lumber imports being up 19% and log imports increasing 23% from 2012, as reported in the Wood Resource Quarterly. North America, Russia and New Zealand were the major supplying countries, but Sweden, Finland, Ukraine, Chile and Australia saw the biggest increases in market share.

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 Canada overtakes U.S.A. in business friendly ranking.

Canada, struggling to emerge from a two-year slump brought on by weak exports, has swept past the U.S., Germany and Japan in a Bloomberg ranking of the best countries for doing business.

Canada rose four places to reach second place, behind only Hong Kong, which led for a third straight year. The U.S. fell one spot to third place in the index that's based on six criteria, followed by Singapore and Australia.


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March 21st the International Day of Forests.

    The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. 


On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.


 Ecoforests supports the UN in making awareness of the importance of the worlds forests. We therefore share this video and spread the message to help raise awareness.

International Day of Forests 2014
International Day of Forests 2014 - United Nations 

Plantation growth report now available.
 Our plantation growth report is now available, if you would like to receive a copy, please email us at INFO@ECOFORESTS.CA or reply to this email requesting a copy of the report.


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