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Solar panels installed, Spot Pallets sawmill almost ready

According the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) after years in the planning, Spot Pallets Saw Mill in Corryong, Victoria is only weeks away from unveiling its 258kW solar power initiative. Sources: Timberbiz, VAFI Owner Graham Walker has worked tirelessly on the millio
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25,000 eucalyptus seedlings for koalas

More than 25,000 eucalyptus seedlings grown at Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Grafton nursery were delivered to Port Macquarie Koala Hospital to support community tree-planting projects designed to increase koala habitat. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Corporation’s Senior Manager Forest S
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Hardwood log exports rose 35% in 2018

Australia’s log exports lifted 34.6% in 2018, totalling 793,130 m3. After supply-chain challenges, the month of December saw exports lift to almost 86,000 m3, very close to the monthly average of the last year. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz Exports of hardwood logs are strategica
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Code of practice too complex says Timber NSW

The New South Wales Codes of Practice and controls governing private native forest ignore long-term ecological sustainability, and are too complex and should be simplified, with the over-regulation sending a message of lack of trust, according to the state’s peak forestry body. The ch
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Grafton cyclers clean up in Bom Bom

The Grafton Cycle club joined forces with Forestry Corporation of NSW for a clean up event in Bom Bom State Forest. Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Partnerships Coordinator Jodee Sparrow said the day was a success and thanked the volunteers for their time and effort. Source: Timberbiz F
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International Women’s day in Tumut

Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Tumut staff were at the forefront of International Women’s Day celebrations last week, reflecting on the strong contribution women make in the forestry industry. Source:  Timberbiz Tumut’s nursery staff marked the day with a morning tea and discussion on
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International Women’s Day in Canberra

This year’s International Women’s Day celebrations saw the Australian Forest Products Association bring people from across the forestry and timber industry to Canberra to participate in a Women in Forest Industries workshop. It was the largest gathering of people to discuss gender and
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Northern Australia could be the future of forestry

Northern Australia could play a significant role in the future of the nation’s forestry industry, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia. Minister Canavan was speaking in Cairns at the launch of a $200,000 project funded through the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing No
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Andrews’ Government still holding out against releasing timber, why?

Why is the Victorian Government refusing to release pre-designated wood production forest to the timber industry? According to Mark Poynter, a Fellow of the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) Premier Daniel Andrews’ explanation that he was following process to get the planning
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Forestry experts condemn ‘weak rant’ against industry

Forestry experts have described as “a weak rant” and “gross misrepresentation” arguments by Fairfax economics editor Ross Gittins that the native forest industry in Central Gippsland is uneconomic and deprives Melbourne of huge amounts of water through logging of water catchments. Mr
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