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Ledinek makes largest planer for glulam

Ledinek engineering has built and delivered the largest planer for glulam in its history. The maximum planing width is 3.000 mm and the planing height goes up to 610 mm. Source: Timberbiz This means that both very wide and curved object beams can be planed. Block gluing for columns ca
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Tigercat’s new grapple skidder

Quick, compact and fuel efficient, the new Tigercat 602 grapple skidder is ideal for high value selective logging in tight or challenging terrain. The size and agility of the 602 grapple skidder makes it ideal for selective felling applications. Source: Timberbiz The machine can acces
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Swedish forest owners’ associations merge

The forest owners’ associations Norrskog and Norra Skogsägarna agreed to merge and form a new joint association under the group name Norra Skog. Norra Timber runs the manufacturing and marketing businesses within the group. Source: Timberbiz The result of the merger is a significantly
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Responsible Wood director to chair at National Sustainability Conference

Responsible Wood has been announced as a key exhibit at the 2020 National Sustainability Conference in Brisbane. Running from 27 April 27 to 28 April at the Calile Hotel in Brisbane, the packed program features Responsible Wood director Mark Thomson who will chair a session on the Cir
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World first graded timber stacking

According to Rod Murray Hyne Timber Automation Project Manager, Tumbarumba is home to a world first for automated graded timber stacking. Source: Timberbiz “Our team has created a fully-automated timber sorting and packing production unit,” Mr Murray said. “Product is already being pa
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Rebuilding workshops for bushfire affected areas

Half-day workshops titled Resilience, Recovery And Rebuilding in selected bushfire-affected areas will include presentations by the RFS and CFA on preparing for and handling fire situations and architects experienced in designing with timber to BAL requirements. Source: Timberbiz “As
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Space issue in China brings halt to NZ log exports

Lack of space in Chinese ports is bringing a virtual halt to New Zealand log exports to China. The Forest Owners Association says precautions in China against coronavirus have resulted in almost no offtake of logs in China for processing and exporters understand that the remaining log
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Kangaroo Island needs seaport now, not in 20 years

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber has rejected claims that because of bushfires on the island it won’t need its proposed KI Seaport at Smith Bay for 20 years. Rather, KIPT managing director Keith Lamb said today that the need to press forward with the timber salvage operation reinforc
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Newspoll shows Aussies point to inadequate hazard reduction for fires

A Newspoll published in the Australian this week which found a majority of those surveyed believed insufficient hazard reduction was the main reason for the severity of the summer bushfires. Source: Timberbiz The Newspoll, published on Monday, asked the question: “Which do you think w
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Bob Brown Foundation lodges court appeal – to go ahead with more protests

The Bob Brown Foundation has lodged a court appeal against a ban on forest protests. Worksafe Tasmania boss Mark Cocker last week issued a ban on protest activities deemed to be a safety risk until further notice, with the threat of potential fines up to $500,000. Source: Timberbiz Th
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