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OFO has doubts about log availability post 2023

A reduction in pine trees harvesting across the Green Triangle has been signalled by OneFortyOne with doubts expressed about the availability of logs beyond 2023 for smaller industry processors. Source: The SE Voice OneFortyOne operations general manager Mick Theobald said the company
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Opinion: Vic Jurskis – climate scientists generate hot air over megafires

DTN’s headline “New CSIRO Research shows climate change lights fires” highlights the absurdity of some research findings emanating from our leading scientific institutions. CSIRO attributed our increasing fire disasters to industrial warming of 1.40C since 1910 causing increases in se
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Friday analysis: Save $62m by stopping NSW native forestry, no it will cost $622m

A new study that claimed New South Wales taxpayers would save millions of dollars every year if the harvesting of native timber was stopped drew a sharp intake of breath in a number of quarters this week. None more so than from South East Timber Association secretary Peter Rutherford.
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Contentious study claims native timber stop in NSW would save millions

According to a new study New South Wales taxpayers would save millions of dollars every year if the harvesting of native timber was stopped. However, Former Institute of Foresters president Rob de Fegely said Professor Macintosh’s report was not particularly “well founded&
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Trees on Farms grant an incentive for Tasmania to plant

A grant that will support farmers to plant the right trees in the right place on their land and prepare for a carbon-neutral economy is now open for expressions of interest.  The Trees on Farms grant, funded and facilitated by Private Forests Tasmania, has $600,000 for distribution. S
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Loan program to secure future wood supply

A new loan program will support the development of new and bushfire-damaged forestry plantations to help secure our future wood supply. The Regional Investment Corporation loans will support growth in plantations, delivering benefits for rural and regional communities and the economy.
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Murray Valley potential for forestry plantations

The Murray Valley timber catchment holds great potential for forestry plantation growth and offers a viable solution to shoring up future timber supply for housing and construction following the Black Summer bushfires, according to a professional forum held in the region last month. S
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New analysis shows forestry can deliver net zero

Ground-breaking new analysis produced for the Australian Forest Products Association shows for the first time that growth in Australia’s forestry plantation area can help deliver the nation’s “net-zero by 2050” target. Source: Timberbiz AFPA Chief Executive Officer Ross Hampton said t
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Add trees to farms add productivity and property value

Adding timber production trees to farms can yield significant productivity and financial benefits for landowners as well as increase property values, according to landmark new research. Source: Timberbiz The Forest and Wood Products Australia paper, which reveals that a take-up of far
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11 million radiata pine seedlings sown in Blowering

On the back of a record 2021 planting season, Forestry Corporation of NSW’s 2022 seedling crop is well and truly underway with 11 million radiata pine sown in the organisation’s Blowering nursery. Source: Timberbiz Over the past eight weeks, nursery staff have sown around 300,000 seed
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