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Forestry harvester market report

A recently released report starts with an overview of the forestry harvesters market with definitions, classifications, applications and the industry chain structure. Source: Whatech The Global Forestry Harvesters market analysis covers the international market including development h
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Global engineered wood products market growth

The global engineered wood products market is expected grow at a CAGR of over 26% during the period 2016-2020, according to Technavio’s latest report. Source: Business Wire In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global engineered wood products
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Try a Skill, try forestry

Skill according to the dictionary, is the ability, coming from one’s knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc to do something well. However, it’s how and when you get the chance to hone those traits that makes a world of difference. Source: Timberbiz That leads to one of the lat
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Australian Timber Design Awards

The 17th Annual Australian Timber Design Awards, Australia’s most recognised stamp of excellence in timber design, is in the lead-up months to winners being announced. Source: Timberbiz This national competition is open to architects, landscape architects, building and interior
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Maori trust takes land leases from Tonga Forest Products

A Maori trust in New Zealand has been granted land leases and at least 50 years control over the former public enterprise Tonga Forest Products Limited. Source: Radio New Zealand The Tongan government said the unnamed trust, represents two iwi and had agreed to pay just over US$4.4 mi
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Native forests worth more upright

Professors David Lindenmayer and Michael Vardon from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society have used government reports to calculate the value that water, timber, tourism, agriculture and biodiversity in the forests contribute to Australia’s GDP. Source: Phys Org R
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AFPA says Greens have winner takes all approach

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has expressed regret that sections of the Australian Greens continue to create unnecessary conflict in regional communities by promoting an extreme “winner takes all” approach to natural forestry. Source: Timberbiz Chief Executive Offi
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What hardwood to plant in NZ

Promising eucalyptus trees offer hardwood growing opportunities for farmers and other landowners, says a New Zealand Forest researcher. Source: Stuff NZ Forest Owners Association research and development manager Russell Dale said many of the eucalpytus were naturally durable and could
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NZ farm foresters could grow hardwood

New Zealand farm foresters have the opportunity to grow hardwood rather than import it, a forestry researcher says. Source: Stuff NZ Speciality Wood Products program manager Marco Lausberg said New Zealand had the chance to grow its own trees, rather than relying heavily on imported h
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