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Bee aware of what proposed conversions of WA native forestry could cost

The WA State Government has been warned potential future conversion of Western Australia’s native forest to reserve or national park, would cost the state millions through lost production. Source: Timberbiz Representatives from of the Forest Industries Federation of WA and the Bee Ind
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Can’t see the wood for the trees; get wooden sunglasses

With summer in Australia just around the corner, it’s time for those who spend a lot of time outdoors – perhaps in the forest – to consider eye protection as well as skin protection. Keeping forestry in mind, then maybe a pair of wooden framed sunglasses are the way to go. These ones
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HP putting its ‘money where its mouth is’

Printer and printing solutions company HP has pledged to plant one million trees by the end of 2020 through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that supports World Economic Forum’s and American Forests’ initiative that serves as a global movement to conserve, restore and grow
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The largest CLT panel in the world

In Austria a timber construction is currently being built with a massive 650m2 cross laminated timber panel, which is a world record. TS3 technology makes it possible, this is a development by Timbatec together with the ETH Zurich and the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Source: T
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Timber Offsite Construction 2021 provides new format to suit everyone

Now in its 23rd year Timber Offsite Construction 2021 organised by Frame Australia will be a global hybrid format combining ‘in person’ and ‘live streaming’ for speakers and delegates to provide a new and unrivalled experience for all event attendees. Source: Timberbiz Sessions will c
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Queensland forging ahead to keep production on top of demand

With long-term demand for renewable timber products predicted to rise, Queensland’s softwood plantation timber growers and manufacturers are ramping up planting and production capability for the future. Source: Timberbiz Peak industry body Timber Queensland’s CEO Mick Stephens said in
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Midway lists Strath Creek property for sale

Australia’s largest wood fibre processor and exporter has listed one of its forestry properties for sale. Source: Weekly Times Midway Ltd has put its Kerrisdale property at Strath Creek north of Melbourne on the market with an asking price of more than $3 million. The 785ha property w
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OFO appoints Andy Knopp as new CEO

OneFortyOne has filled its vacant CEO position appointing Andy Giles Knopp to the role. Mr Knopp has been a member of OneFortyOne’s executive team since 2016 and will step into the CEO role previously held by Linda Sewell, who resigned in August after nearly eight years. Source: Timbe
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Calls to certify all forests, parks and reserves not just production forests

Leading forestry experts have called for the certification of all Australian forests to find out how well our forests, including national parks and reserves, are managed. Consultant Rob de Fegeley AM and Ric Sinclair, managing director of Forest & Wood Products Australia, said all
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FSC Australia ignores FSC HQ demand to fix governance

The Forest Stewardship Council of Australia has reportedly ignored the demands of its German head office to fix ongoing “governance problems” after repeatedly failing to accredit any native forest harvesting. Source: Timberbiz It has been reported that FSC’s office i
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