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Forestry Corp donates to the Nature School

The Nature School at Port Macquarie has built an outdoor learning and natural play area, thanks to donated timber from Forestry Corporation of NSW and Boral. The donated logs and sawn timber have been used to create a one of a kind natural play area for The Nature School students to e
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Specialty timbers under the hammer in WA

Spirited bidding is expected from wood enthusiasts and craftspeople when approximately 10 tonnes of mixed sawn timber from the South West and Goldfields regions of WA, are auctioned at the FPC Manjimup Nursery on Saturday, 22 June 2019. Source: Timberbiz Going under the hammer is an a
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Green Triangle industry awards open for nominations

After the success of the inaugural Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards last year, the committee has announced that nominations are open for the 2019 awards campaign. Over the next eight weeks the forest industry can put forward those within the sector who show outstanding qualities,
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Barriers prevent forestry accessing carbon credits

Artificial barriers preventing forest industry businesses from accessing carbon credits through the Federal Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) means the fund isn’t realising its full potential according to Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association
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Electronic tags to track timber

The advantages of prefabricated timber systems in construction are being given a boost by researchers trialling Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking technology to improve on-site processes.  The latest podcast episode of WoodChat focuses on research funded by Forest and Wood
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Leadbeaters beat a path to logged and burnt forests

Leadbeater’s Possum, officially designated as ‘critically endangered’, has been detected in a recently burnt and logged forest further east from its main habitat area, according to a peer-reviewed study. The study, published by the CSIRO in ‘Australian Mammology’ earlier this year, us
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Order of Australia for Paul Madden of Arbuthnot Sawmills

Timber industry stalwart Paul Madden from Barham on the Murray River has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List for his service to primary industry and to the community of the Riverina. Source:  Timberbiz Mr Madden is general m
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Drone trials for forestry reduction burning

The Forestry Corporation of NSW has been trialling drones for aerial ignition to better understand how this emerging technology can support a safe and effective hazard reduction burning program. Recent trials in Benandarah State Forest, north of Batemans Bay, have shown drones can eff
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Tasmanian Export Awards nominations open

The 2019 Tasmanian Export Awards program is open and acknowledged as one of the state’s prestigious industry awards. The awards recognise excellence in the export of goods and services by Tasmanian enterprises and acknowledges the important contributions made to the local econom
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Certification bodies invited to participate in PEFC revisions

Stakeholders are invited to give feedback on the revised Certification Body Requirements standard to ensure it meets the needs and expectations of the industry. Two webinars will be used to provide information for the feedback, one has already occurred in early June but the second is
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