Export of wood chips from Australia is on the rebound, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. After last year’s 10-year low, shipments so far in 2010 are up 38% for pine chips and 12% for eucalyptus chips. In addition, an estimated 100,000 tons of wood pellets will be shipped to Europe
The Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association is astounded at the credence that uninformed comment has been granted in the comments about the forthcoming export of low grade pine logs from northern and north-western Tasmania.
The National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI) CEO, Allan Hansard, has released a statement on behalf of NAFI and confirmed that in any discussions about the future of Tasmania’s forest industries they will work to ensure the views of all sectors of the forest industry in Tasman
The National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI) is concerned over recent media announcements by the Greens that reconfirms their approach to forest policy is outdated and lacks economic, social and environmental responsibility.
The Chief Executive of Crown Research Institute Scion, Dr Tom Richardson, has announced he will be resigning after 5 years in the role. Dr Richardson leaves Scion in August to take up the Chief Executive Officer role at Crown Research Institute, AgResearch Limited.
New Zealand's forestry and wood products sector is set to come to the fore during Rugby World Cup 2011, with a Forestry and Wood Industries Festival planned in Rotorua to showcase the sector to Government officials, companies and visitors from around the world.
A Rutherglen farm has demonstrated that farm forestry can offset all the emissions from their prime lamb production. Running 500 crossbred ewes on 120 hectares of pasture, the farm has established trees in every corner and crevice of the property, including along fence lines and irri