Independent tools are needed to verify timber origin. We still depend on external tags and documents to check the origin of wood. Unfortunately, both can be falsified. Therefore we need tracing methods that are based on the properties of the wood itself.
This is the goal of Timtrace: we are developing a fast, accurate and cost-effective forensic tool for tracing the claimed origin of tropical timber.
It can help companies to show their due diligence for legal, sustainable timber. It can help governments to verify trade claims and combat the illegal timber trade. And it enables us to better understand the genetic and chemical principles to explain the variation within species. Read more about our methods …
Our latest blog posts:
- New data analysis guide available for wood identification!You might have seen our methods section. There we mention we use multiple methods for […]
- TIMTRACE in COVID-19 timesIt’s been a while since our last blog post! Many things happened in the world […]
- Coring trees on KalimantanBarbara and Laura spent the previous week in Central Kalimantan for the first pilot sampling […]
- TIMTRACE Indonesia has started!One of the best parts about the TIMTRACE project? That it includes collaborating with people […]