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More news, more often … that’s the promise when Daily Timber News moves into its twice-weekly timeslot (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from next week. This special industry-driven news outlet will take on a slightly different content coverage with special segments and opinion pie
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Gippsland Forestry Expo linking forestry education and careers

Australia’s forestry industry is finding it difficult to attract qualified or experienced people to work in this interesting and rewarding sector. Source: Timberbiz This is despite the fact that Australia’s forest industry is a dynamic and sustainable provider of regional employment,
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Top picks for profits on Forests Day

Blazing threats of global warming have raised panic alarms across the globe, leading to greater consciousness toward building up forestry. Probably this is why a single day has been accommodated since March 21, 2013, to honor the worth of forest reservation. Source: Nasdaq Agreed, it
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Enterprise 50 Year Tree Pledge surpasses 12 million plantings

  Since 2006, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has funded a massive reforestation effort with more than 12 million tree plantings. Every year, 1 million trees are planted as part of the Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge – a unique public-private partnership with the Arb
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FSC is just a tick

Seventy percent of New Zealand’s plantation forests receive a green tick from the leading international forestry standard despite high industry fatalities and 90% of forestry contractors breaching employee rights. Source: Newsroom NZ Not-for-profit organisation the Forestry Stewardshi
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Exclusive: Weekly Top 5 Market Points from IndustryEdge

6.554 million bdmt of woodchip exports formally reported for the year-ended January 2018, with hardwood chips dominating with 6.089 million bdmt exported 88,039 m3 – January 2018 imports of sawn softwood, up 29.3% on January 2017, and their highest monthly total in more than two years
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No stone unturned in protecting forests from exotic pests

Australia’s forests will get more protection, through the Coalition Government’s 5-year strategy to stop exotic pests that could threaten our forests. Source: Timberbiz Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud announced $896,500 in seed funding for the National F
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Woodchip Exports at 502,128 tonnes in January

Australia’s woodchip exports totalled 502,128 bone dry metric tonnes (bdmt) in January 2018. Source: Industry Edge While hardwood chip exports continued to dominate, accounting for 402,485 bdmt for the month, there was a large lift in softwood chip exports, which were just short of 10
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Emissions Trading Scheme limits forestry

New Zealand councillor Neil Walker is going out on a limb in order to get more forest happening. Source: New Zealand Herald The Taranaki regional councillor has heard a lot of complaints about the way Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) staff decide which forests can be part of New
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TSDS program extension

ForestWorks and the TSDS Project Team have announced the extension of the TSDS program in Tasmania. An extension to the program has been approved by the Department of State Growth. Source: Timberbiz TSDS applications can be received until 28 February 2020, or until the fund is fully e
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Australia’s sustainable forestry at FSC Australia’s Public Forum

Forest certification organisation, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC Australia), will bring together key players in Australia’s sustainable forestry industry at their public forum. Source: Timberbiz The forum will take place on Thursday 22 March from 2-6pm at the Library at the Dock
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