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Marketing wood to architects, designer and landscapers

Responsible Wood has partnered with The Arc Agency, a marketing specialist in the architectural, interiors and landscape design industry to connect architects and design professionals with Responsible Wood and PEFC certification. The new relationship will see Responsible Wood present
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Specialty timbers under the hammer in WA

Spirited bidding is expected from wood enthusiasts and craftspeople when approximately 10 tonnes of mixed sawn timber from the South West and Goldfields regions of WA, are auctioned at the FPC Manjimup Nursery on Saturday, 22 June 2019. Source: Timberbiz Going under the hammer is an a
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Barriers prevent forestry accessing carbon credits

Artificial barriers preventing forest industry businesses from accessing carbon credits through the Federal Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) means the fund isn’t realising its full potential according to Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association
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Electronic tags to track timber

The advantages of prefabricated timber systems in construction are being given a boost by researchers trialling Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking technology to improve on-site processes.  The latest podcast episode of WoodChat focuses on research funded by Forest and Wood
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Eastland Wood Council Industry Champion

Warwick Wilshier isn’t often lost for words. He’s the one that always steps up to speak, comes up with the new ideas and is quick to campaign for causes he believes in – especially if it helps someone else. But on being told he was being recognised as the inaugural Eastland Wood Counc
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Order of Australia for Paul Madden of Arbuthnot Sawmills

Timber industry stalwart Paul Madden from Barham on the Murray River has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List for his service to primary industry and to the community of the Riverina. Source:  Timberbiz Mr Madden is general m
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Certification bodies invited to participate in PEFC revisions

Stakeholders are invited to give feedback on the revised Certification Body Requirements standard to ensure it meets the needs and expectations of the industry. Two webinars will be used to provide information for the feedback, one has already occurred in early June but the second is
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Australia’s hardwood chip exports in the spotlight

The ongoing trade dispute between the US and China could potentially damage Australian hardwood woodchip exports to China, a forestry expert has warned. Rudolf van Rensburg, from Margules Groome Consulting, said Australia’s large volume of hardwood chip exports to China could be affec
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Forestry’s Ronald Adams awarded Order of Australia

The inaugural chairman of Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA), Ronald Adams, has been recognised with an Order of Australia on the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List for his career-long contributions to benefiting Australia’s forestry and wood sector as well as the communi
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Editor John Hudswell retires

After 14 years as editor at Ryan Media (Australian Forests & Timber News, Australasian Timber, Daily Timber News) John Hudswell is finishing on 7 June 2019. I have worked closely with John for the past seven years while writing and producing Daily Timber News and I will be very sa
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