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New appointment to ForestrySA Board 

Experienced Board Director Tim Stollznow has been appointed to the ForestrySA Board. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development said Mr Stollznow has extensive board experience in commercial and not for profit organisations including the Leedwell Property Group, Makers E
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New Jarrah ready for architectural use

Jarrah will be the timber of choice in premium architectural applications with the launch of a new branding strategy for this much-loved timber species. New Jarrah has been developed by the Forest Industries Federation of Western Australia (FIFWA) and the Forest Products Commission (F
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Top 5 – Log Trade

Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au Softwood Log Export
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Former MD of Gunns passes away

John Gay, the long-time former managing director of timber company Gunns, has died aged 75. He was born into a third-generation sawmilling family in Deloraine in 1943. After attending boarding school in Hobart, he went to work at his father’s sawmill at the age of 15. He was ope
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WA subscribes to prescribed burning with $22m

Extra state funding to boost the prescribed burning program has been welcomed by the WA timber industry. WA Environment Minister, Stephen Dawson has announced that the forthcoming State Budget will include $22 million over four years for the Enhanced Prescribed Burning Program impleme
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Fuel reduction burning a must for Australian forests

Veteran firefighter Ewan Waller has called for fuel reduction burning to be an integral part of a visionary, long-term policy for managing fire in the forest. His thoughts were prompted by the recent fires in Gippsland and his memories of the Black Saturday inferno when he experienced
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Possum pal fell for Forestry NSW

A dazed juvenile brushtail possum rescued by Forestry Corporation of NSW staff has given a cheeky wave of thanks after a recent fire on Perricoota State Forest. The photo was taken by Forestry Corporation staff Jean Dind of colleague Phil Murphy relocating the possum while they were f
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SA forest industry advisory council meets

South Australia’s State Government is delivering on a key election commitment to forest industries and their communities by establishing the Forest Industry Advisory Council South Australia. The Forestry Industry Advisory Council South Australia will provide advice direct to the State
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Private Forests Tasmania promotes itself to Japan

CEO of Private Forests Tasmania (PFT), Penny Wells, recently participated in the Premier’s Trade Mission to Japan. One of the main items of focus for the Trade Mission was the resources sector – including forestry, mining and bioenergy. Source: Timberbiz In line with Private Forests T
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Top 5 – Woodchip Exports


Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au Softwood Chip Expor
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