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LiDAR data to be available across Victorian forests

Advanced technology to map Victoria’s forests is being used as part of the State Government’s plans to modernise forest management, particularly for the Regional Forest Agreements. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEWLP) has acquired Victoria’s largest ever acq
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Top 5 – China’s Woodchip Imports – March Quarter

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 Hardwood Chip Impor
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Residue burns for Mount Lofty Ranges plantation estate

ForestrySA will begin residue burning across its Mount Lofty Ranges pine plantation estate this month, ahead of the annual winter replanting season. The burns are scheduled to take place within the Mount Crawford, Kuitpo and Second Valley pine forests throughout May and June, followin
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FWPA new brand to reframe forestry in the eyes of the public

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is preparing to launch The Ultimate Renewable™, a new brand that offers a universal, positive communications message for the sector to share. Eileen Newbury, National Marketing and Communications Manager at FWPA, said it’s all about reframing
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Global chip prices to China step up

Hardwood chip prices for the world leading Chinese market were around 10% higher on average in March than in February, according to the latest analysis from IndustryEdge. At USD196.98/bdmt, the global average price was at a new high in March. Source: Timberbiz Tim Woods, managing dire
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Labor forestry policies ahead in final days of election promises

An analysis by the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), of forest industry related policy commitments has revealed that the ALP leads the Coalition as the campaign enters its final days. Source: Timberbiz “Our industries have spent two years developing a growth plan for our
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Victorian RFAs not up to scratch says consultation paper

Victoria’s Regional Forest Agreements (RFA) have not met the timber industry’s expectations but must include the likely impact of climate change and threats to endangered species, according to a report on the RFA process. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “The Victorian RFAs have n
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SA inquiry to focus on forestry present and future

South Australia’s Liberal Government says that it successfully delivered a positive forestry inquiry despite a negative, divisive approach by the Labor Opposition according to Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone. Source: Timberbiz “The Shadow Ministe
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IFA and AFG Ballarat field trip

A joint Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers field trip will be held on 26 May in the Mount Cole/Beaufort area near Ballarat which will show the many aspects of sustainable forest management. Staff from DELWP, HVP, and VicForests plus other experts will gu
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CFA Young Forester Award 2020 open to Australians

The Commonwealth Forestry Association has launched the CFA Young Forester Award 2020 in conjunction with the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia.  The CFA Young Forester Award provides a short-term work placement of three months hosted by the University of Britis
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