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Pentarch purchases two sawmills after buying Boral’s timber business

The Pentarch Group has purchased the assets of Dormit Pty Ltd which operates two sawmills and associated operations located at Dandenong South and Swifts Creek in Victoria. Source: Timberbiz It processes hardwood logs primarily for pallet production with final processing occurring in
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Australia asked to help build Timber Beacon at COP26

Australia’s forest industries are being asked to help build the ‘Timber Beacon’ at COP26 in Glasgow in November, a timber structure to show world leaders that embracing sustainably managed renewable timber industries will help to cut global emissions. Source: Timberbiz The Beacon will
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Howitt Society asks coroner to look at Black Summer bushfires

The Howitt Society has asked the Victorian Coroner to investigate aspects of the catastrophic Black Summer bushfires. Following the fires, the Government of Victoria commissioned a report by the Inspector General for Emergency Management (IGEM) and the Commonwealth Government commissi
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A new rebate on offer for new commercial agroforestry

The Private Forests Service Levy Rebate is available for privately owned or managed forests certified during the 2021/2022 financial year. The 12-month pilot project is intended to provide an incentive for new commercial agroforestry establishment while raising awareness of the benefi
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National Forestry Planting Day today to grow much needed timber for tomorrow

Australia’s current timber shortage and the challenges it is creating for homeowners, renovators and the building industry highlights the critical importance of National Forestry Planting Day 2021 to increase Australia’s understanding of where our timber comes from as well as the clim
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SA to invest $2m into forestry research

Forestry research in South Australia will get a $2 million boost with the State Government committing the funding over four years to the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation Mount Gambier centre. Source: Timberbiz Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister David
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Research says forestry is not to blame for Black Summer bushfires

The Australian Forest Products Association has welcomed new research highlighting that forestry operations and timber harvesting are not to blame for the devastating 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires.  Source: Timberbiz The research paper authored by six of Australia’s most eminent fores
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Anshul Chaudhary appointed CEO of Forestry Corp NSW

Anshul Chaudhary has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Forestry Corporation of NSW. Forestry Corporation’s Chairman James Millar AM said Mr Chaudhary led the organisation through last year’s record program of infrastructure repair and fire salvage and had a vision for replanti
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Forest contractors invited to participate in ForestFit certification pilot

Expressions of Interest inviting forest contracting businesses from across Australia to participate in the ForestFit Certification pilot opened this week. The Australian Forest Contractors Association is working in partnership with Ernst and Young to deliver the certification pilot. S
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No evidence timber harvesting increased the severity of the 2019/20 bushfires

A new paper reviewing the science behind claims that forest management and timber harvesting worsened the 2019/20 bushfires has been welcomed by the professional association representing some 1,000 scientific and professional forest land managers in Australia. Source: Timberbiz The 20
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