Resolute Forest Products is threatening not to seek new Forest Stewardship Council certifications for its Canadian forests over fears that possible changes to the designation process could constrain its supply of wood. Source: Financial Post Chief among the Montreal-based company’s co
A record £151.15m of productive forests was traded last year, as the sector becomes an increasingly mainstream investment in the UK. Source: Stackyard In total, 98 properties comprising 18,435 hectares were sold. During 2015, UK timber production also reached a new record, with a tota
China’s paper industry is quickly transitioning into a slow-growth phase that poses challenges to pulp and wood fiber suppliers to that country. Source: RISI Yet, how the industry is developing varies greatly across different grades of paper. Much of the growth in production is in pac
Representatives from the Southern Downs Regional Council, Tenterfield Shire Council, Destination Southern Downs and local tourist information centres were treated to a tour of the iconic Killarney Sawmill. Source: Warwick Daily News President of the Killarney and District Historical S
WA home builder, Ray Kershaw, 31, has taken out Australia’s top award as the WoodSolutions National Young Master Builder of the Year in the Master Builders Association’s annual awards held at Jupiters on the Gold Coast on November 14. Source: Timberbiz Mr Kershaw, who is the director
The Tasmanian Government has assured specialty timber manufacturers it is “in their corner” despite a plan to back away from logging in the World Heritage Area (WHA). Source: ABC News UNESCO delegates are assessing a proposal to log specialty species of timber in the WHA.
A private Tasmanian forestry company hopes independent environmental certification will help double its overseas woodchip exports. Source: ABC News Forico has been awarded Forestry Stewardship Council certification, meaning its products can be marketed overseas as responsibly managed.
A review of Victoria’s logging industry will examine the potential for new national parks in the state’s east but logging in native forests is expected to continue. Source: The Age In a release the state government revealed long-awaited terms of reference for an industry t
The sweetheart deal that halves carbon-emitting industries’ obligations under the emissions trading scheme may end as early mid-2016, based on a discussion document seeking public submissions on the government’s official review of the six year-old scheme. Source: Scoop.co.
The Victorian Opposition is questioning the need for another study into eastern Victoria’s timber industry. Source: ABC News Labor has released the terms of reference for its Forest Industry Taskforce and Environment Minister Lisa Neville said the group had been asked to provide