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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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Exhibitors rush to book for Swedish Forestry Expo

Just five months after the launch, and with two years left to Swedish Forestry Expo 2021, most of the exhibition area at the Solvalla arena is now already booked. The exhibitors are companies with products for the large-scale forestry industry. Source: Timberbiz The fair, in June, wil
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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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Timber Trainers conference

The Australian Timber Trainers Association conference is to be held from 29-30 July on the Gold Coast with a number of well known industry figures speaking. It will be held at the Surfers Paradise Novotel. Source: Timberbiz Highlights of the conference agenda are presentations on: Ski
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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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Ligna 2019 trends and innovations

Smart, future proof solutions were at the top of the agenda this year at the five-day Ligna 2019 expo. And it was made clear at this is world-leading trade fair for woodworking and wood processing plant, machinery and tools that technology users are now “getting smart” with regard to
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New Zealand inaugural forestry scholarship winners

Eight outstanding students were presented with their inaugural forestry scholarships by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Forestry Minister Shane Jones at a special awards ceremony at the University of Canterbury. The Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau scholarships were developed to e
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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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Free seminar on new National Construction Code – timber framed buildings

Low to mid-rise lightweight timber-framed building is one of the most economical ways to build and so there are many new products and solutions becoming available to assist this form of construction. This joint TDA and WoodSolutions seminar will address existing and new products, meth
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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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