The US government says it is launching investigations to determine whether softwood lumber imports from Canada were dumped into the country and harmed the American forestry sector. Source: CBC The US Commerce Department says it will work with the US International Trade Commission to e
A new discovery by a father-and-son team of researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Warwick has unlocked a nanoscale mystery of nature, and may lead to big changes in the fields of energy and construction. Source: Digital Trends The discovery reveals the glue-like binding r
Before spotter planes, drones and satellites, Western Australia relied on humans posted in treetop lookouts to detect bushfires. Source: ABC Radio Australia Before spotter planes, drones and satellites, Western Australia relied on humans posted in treetop lookouts to detect bushfires.
The word croquet conjures images of posh 1920s cocktail parties, with preppy gentlemen and giggly ladies in lace, but three Western District tree-fellers are turning that mental picture on its head. Source: The Age The world number one croquet player spends his days splitting logs and
The outlook for forestry is looking significantly better than a year ago, when high log inventories in the key China market were raising concerns. New Zealand Herald China exports have picked up again and forestry volumes are growing, with some early harvesting taking place to take ad
Chairman of the Scion board, Tony Nowell, has announced the appointment of Dr Julian Elder as the Crown Research Institute’s incoming chief executive. Source: Timberbiz Dr Elder succeeds Dr Warren Parker upon his retirement from the role in early 2017. Dr Elder is described as ‘a deep
Up to five shots were fired at the offices of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in Melbourne’s CBD in the early hours of the morning of the 21 December. Source: ABC News Witnesses said the shots were fired into the Swanston Street building about 3:00am.
The Forestry Corporation NSW has been issued with an Official Caution following an investigation into its harvesting operation in the Cherry Tree State Forest near Casino. Source: The Northern Star The NSW Environment Protection Authority completed its second stage of investigations a
New Zealand exterior wood specialist Abodo has achieved a first – an exterior CLT panel made exclusively from thermally modified radiata pine. Source: Timberbiz The CLT panel is made up of hundreds of 150°—50 sections of Abodo’s Vulcan Cladding – a thermally modified radiata pine prod
Forest Industry Safety Summit 2017 programs for Rotorua and Melbourne have been released. Source: Timberbiz The last Safety Summit, held back in 2015, attracted more than 500 forestry representatives and we are very excited about another strong program for 2017. “The forest indu