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10 million softwood seedlings to be planted in 2019

Forestry Corporation NSW’s 2019 softwood planting program is underway with planting commencing at Grafton. The 2019 planting campaign will see contract crews planting almost 10 million pine seedlings on the State‐owned estate across NSW. Source: Timberbiz The program started in Grafto
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Forestry analyst values forests at $18b

Forestry deals in Australia and New Zealand over the past 20 years have totalled up to $18 billion, according to a leading forestry analyst. Managing director Indufor Asia-Pacific (Australia), Andrew Morton, said the value of 93 transactions in Australasia over the 20-year period was
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Burma refugee at a home in the Green Triangle

When people talk about someone who’s come a long way Peh Boo could be that person. A refugee from Burma, he is working at OneFortyOne’s nursery at Glencoe. For Peh Boo it’s not just the opportunity to work with nature, outside in the fresh air, doing a good day’s work it is also the c
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NSW Central West hazard reduction burning complete

Planned burning has reduced the bushfire risk now that the Forestry Corporation of NSW has completed its annual program of cool burning across central west NSW to reduce the forest fuel load and the risk and impact of summer bushfires. Source: Timberbiz The hazard reduction burning pr
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Inexact forestry valuations may fluctuate by $1b

An inexact approach to valuing forests could mean the value of the Australian forest industry could fluctuate by up to $1 billion, according to Australian forestry consultant and a leading member of the Australian Institute of Foresters of Australia, Keith Lamb. Mr Lamb is also the ne
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Keith Lamb appointed MD for KIPT

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber (KIPT) has announced that Keith Lamb will commence as its new managing director in June. This is part of a long-planned transition as KIPT anticipates moving into port construction, forestry production and export operations. Source: Timberbiz Current 
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Meet Australia’s new minister for forestry

Senator Jonathan Duniam, the new assistant federal minister in charge of forestry, was a senior member of Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman’s staff during the development of the new Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement. Senator Duniam grew up in the north-west of Tasmania and went to univ
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Tasmanian Timbers launches new campaign

Tasmanian Timbers will feature on the national stage following the launch of a new campaign focusing on forest certification and the sustainability of Tasmanian timber products. And according to Shawn Britton, Chairman of Tasmanian Timber, the Responsible Wood certification scheme is
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Production Forest Methodologies for Emissions Reduction Fund

An online webinar by Dr Hilary Smith of Latitude Forest Services will detail the results of a recently published Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) funded project entitled Production Forest Methodologies for the Emissions Reduction Fund (PNC354-1415). Source: Timberbiz The proj
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OFO gives grants to assist on the Limestone Coast

Stand Like Stone has announced the recipients of grants from the 2019 OneFortyOne (OFO) Community Capacity Building Grants. The partnership commenced in 2014 and has to date distributed $130,000 across 13 charitable projects that have built capacity in the Limestone Coast. The 2019 On
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