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Daily Timber News

Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

Ag forestry machinery industry report

The latest report on agricultural and forestry machinery industry 2015 market has been released with growth, trends, insights, analysis and research dissected in new research. Source: Whatech The report, titled Agricultural And Forestry Machinery Market Research 2015, presents a compr
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3 trillion trees in the world

There are a lot of trees to hug on planet Earth, if you are so inclined. In fact new research has estimated there are currently 3 trillion all up, significantly more than previously thought. Source: Sydney Morning Herald But despite the seemingly high numbers, researchers behind the n
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Solomons Govt revokes 30 forestry permit

The Solomons’ government has revoked more than 30 agro-forestry permits of companies as part of its reforms to ensure stricter logging practices. Source: Radio New Zealand The government says the revocation came because it understands exemption orders allowing companies to fell
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Correction Australasian Timber August

There was an omission of a word in the FWPA-featured article (page 12 Australasian Timber, August edition) last paragraph… “the EPD for 1m3 of Australian sawn kiln-dried and planed softwood shows that it stores 900 kg of carbon. It is actually 900kg of carbon dioxide.
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Conservation groups tour for Minister Speakman

Conservation groups have called on NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman to intervene and stop logging core koala habitat in state forests near Casino. Source: Echonet Representatives of the North Coast Environment Council (NCEC), the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and Nambucca Va
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NZ commodity prices fall again

New Zealand commodity prices have fallen for a fifth straight month, led by a decline in dairy prices to their lowest level in 11 years. The ANZ Commodity Price Index slid 5.2% in August, following a 5.5% decline in July. The index is 23.5% below year earlier levels. Prices also fell
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Kidd concerns for safety arise

Lincoln Kidd told his girlfriend and mother about perceived safety issues on the forestry block where he died. Source: Stuff NZ And the man who hired Paul Robert Burr’s company to clear the block said he never saw Burr provide any hazard management plan specific to the block. Mr
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TFS announces $113m profit

Tropical Forestry Services (TFS), one of Australia’s largest forestry companies, has announced a full year after-tax profit of $113 million, courtesy of the falling currency. Source: ABC Rural TFS owns a number of Indian sandalwood plantations in the Northern Territory, Ord Vall
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Logging standard is cost effective

According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) the logging standard is cost effective and that Senator David Leyonhjelm has a head-in-the-sand outlook. Source: The Australian Financial Review Adam Beaumont of the Forest Stewardship Council submitted an opinion piece to the Australi
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