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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

Swedish Royal family plants for CIFOR in Indonesia

Indonesia, Sweden and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) share the vision of a more sustainable world, in which forestry research and innovation play a critical role. Source: Timberbiz Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden visited CIFOR’s global headquarters
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New forests found by scientists

A team of scientists has found new areas of forest equivalent to 60% of the size of Australia. Source: ECU Daily According to the latest statistics from the World Bank, there was an estimated forest area worldwide of just under 40 million km2, increasing the estimated forest cover glo
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Komatsu to launch new products at Elmia

Komatsu Forest is planning to present several new products at Elmia Wood. Exactly which ones will only be revealed at the fair.  Source: Timberbiz “We’re coming with a new machine, harvester head innovations and some new technical solutions,” Annelie Persson, communications manager at
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Crowdfunding saves the forest

The Native Forest Restoration Trust, along with the public, has bought 112 hectares of bush in the Wekaweka Valley, which backs onto the Waipoua Forest – home to New Zealand’s largest tree, Tane Mahuta. Source: Radio New Zealand Trust general manager Sandy Crichton said th
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Tassie jobs go interstate according to government

Resources Minister Guy Barnett says Tasmanian sawmillers and forestry workers are seeking employment interstate because they are unable to access enough timber in Tasmania. Source: The Examiner Ahead of debate in the upper house around the government’s polarising forest bill, Mr Barne
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Deloitte report confirms forestry relevance

In responding to the Deloitte report released Make it big Adelaide, AFPA SA Manager John Stokes says it confirms the importance of forestry industry to the South Australian economy. Source: Timberbiz “As part of the agribusiness sector, Forestry contributes $1.5billion to the state’s
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Sawmiller wins wood industry top award

Fourteen years after picking up a job as a mill hand while looking for firewood, Riverton man Rodney Lonneker has been awarded one of New Zealand’s wood industry’s top regional awards. Source: Stuff NZ On Friday, Mr Lonneker collected the Wood Processing Excellence award at the
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McVilly sites up for sale

McVilly Timber, operating under the company name of Mount Edisar Pty Ltd, was placed in administration in February with debts of $1 million. Source: The Standard Creditors voted for assets to be sold after the business failed to sell by expression of interest in March. Charles Stewart
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CCH to close Morwell but Yarram is safe

The future of the 160 workers has been thrown in doubt with New Zealand-based Carter Holt Harvey announcing its Morwell sawmill will close as soon as August. The decision is unlikely to affect the operation of the CHH sawmill in Yarram. Source: Gippsland Times and Maffra Spectator CHH
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