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Wood: The Ultimate Renewable campaign launch

A new forestry advertising campaign with the logo, ‘Wood: The Ultimate Renewable’, is set to hit the screens, not just as a re-invigorated branding, but as a strategic reframing and an organising idea for the whole forestry sector. The campaign, launched in Melbourne on Tuesday night,
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Timber framing seminar and webcast

Timber Queensland’s seminar Timber Framing: Sustainable | Durable | Profitable is an opportunity to hear experts give practical advice and design considerations for making these products work for you. This half day seminar is for developers, building and design professionals who want
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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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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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Tasmanian minister says state’s timber industry to double

Tasmania aims to double the value-add of the state’s timber industry to $1.2 billion by 2036, with a big emphasis on expanding exports. That plan was set out by the Minister for Resources and Minister for Building and Construction, Sarah Courtney, in a speech to a conference dinner ho
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New ministers for forestry announced

Australia’s forest industries congratulate the new Minister for Agriculture, Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie and Assistant Minister with responsibility for Forestry and Fisheries, Tasmanian Senator Jonathon Duniam. Source: Timberbiz “Prime Minister Morrison’s new Cabinet demonstrat
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Sustainable Timber Tas and Parks & Wildlife announce road openings 

Florentine Road and Arve Road to the Hartz Mountain junction in Tasmania have been reopened.  As a result of the Gell River and Riveaux Road bushfires, Florentine Road and Arve Road have remained closed since the beginning of the year due to unsafe and hazardous conditions. After exte
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NZ forest industry welcomes additional government resources

New Zealand forest industry leaders have stated that the pre-Budget announcement by Forestry Minister Shane Jones of additional regional resources for Te Uru Rākau is potentially of great benefit to regional New Zealand. Farm Forestry Association President, Neil Cullen, says Shane Jon
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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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