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A Message from Bob Gordon, Managing Director Forestry Tasmania

It's been a month of quite momentous and positive change for Forestry Tasmania and the forest industry. Given the magnitude of the change, it's worth bringing you up to date with at least some of the major developments. Perhaps the most important, from our perspective, has been the c
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FSC CERTIFICATION ACHIEVED BY FOREST MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Forest management company SFM Forest Products (SFM) today announced it has gained certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for forest management. The certification is based on a unique group scheme that enables eligible landowners the opportunity to gain FSC certificati
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Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update – a news brief from Wood Resources International LLC

New Zealand’s log exports to China account for one-third of the country’s timber harvest in 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Log exportation from New Zealand continues to rise at a record pace, with almost one third of the country’s timber harvest being processed at sawmills
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MEDIA RELEASE – Tasmanian Native Forest Contractors IGA Exit Assistance Program

The Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association and the Australian Forest Contractors Association have, over the last few weeks been involved in virtually continuous discussions with the Commonwealth and State Governments as part of the consultation process to design an exit assistance p
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AUSTRALIAN FOREST CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

In Accordance with Section 37 of the Association’s Constitution, Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Forest Contractors Association Limited will be held as follows : Time: 5.00 p.m Date: Wednesday 23 November 2011 Venue: BayView Eden Melbourn
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Grant applications are now open for the 2012 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

If you’re 18-35, this is your chance to apply for up to $22,000 to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue to benefit Australia’s primary industries. The Awards aim to encourage science, innovation and technology in rural industries and help to advance the care
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Draft Program for the Energy Pellet Workshop

Time: 26th October, 10:00 - 16:30 Venue: Lecture Theatre, Creswick School of Land and Environment, Water Street, Creswick VIC, Phone (03) 5321 4300 RSVP Essential: Liz.hamilton@dpi.vic.gov.au or phone: 5226 4831, or Kelly.Wickham@sustainability.vic.gov.au or phone: 8626 8820 – it’ll
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Myrtle rust sightings heat up with hot weather

Biosecurity Queensland is preparing for a rise in myrtle rust infections in Queensland with warmer days and wet weather on the way. Director of the Myrtle Rust Program, Mike Ashton said myrtle rust was likely to flourish in the Queensland summer conditions.
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Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update – a news brief from Wood Resources International LLC

The Global Sawlog Price Index reached a 16-­year high in the 2Q/11; the biggest price increases occurred in Europe, Canada, Russia and New Zealand,reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Increased consumption of softwood lumber throughout the world has moved sawlog prices to new highs in
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News from Forestry Tasmania – Bob Gordon, Managing Director

Earlier today, the Tasmanian Government announced that it had taken action to avert the forest industry choking on a stockpile of logs caused principally by the shut down of the Triabunna woodchip mill seven months ago. I applaud the quick action by the Resources Minister Bryan Green
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