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More pine for more paper

Australia’s paper industry is seeing more than a 12% hike in demand for Australian produced packaging paper, and pine plantations need to expand as a result. Source: ABC Rural That is according to Industry Edge, a market and trade consulting firm who conducts a strategic review
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BHP enters forestry with bond

BHP Billiton will underwrite cash repayments on what the International Finance Corporation is calling a world-first $US152 ($198m) million bond that will help limit deforestation while providing competitive returns. Source: The Australian The unique feature of the IFC Forests Bond is
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VicForests seeks community consultation on changes to its TRP

VicForests is seeking comment from local community members on proposed changes to the Timber Release Plan (TRP). Source: Timberbiz VicForests Acting CEO, Nathan Trushell, said any amendment to the Timber Release Plan would not change the overall level of harvesting. “The changes will
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