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Romania logs twice the legal limit say NGOs

Logging in Romania claims 38 million cubic metres of wood each year, nearly twice the amount that is legally permitted, and much more than is officially reported by the government according to NGOs. Some 330,000 hectares of Romania’s forest lies within Natura 2000 sites, yet even with
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Independent review of strategic wood fibre supply in Indonesia

Indufor Group was engaged by Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) to undertake an independent review of the strategic wood fibre supply forecast of the company’s commercial plantations supplying PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper mill (RAPP) at Riau province, Indonesia. So
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JD rolls out more for its forestry swing machines

John Deere is rolling out increased options on its G-Series forestry swing machines which help lower daily operating costs, boost productivity, and increase uptime. According to John Deere the updates, including improvements to the machine design and the addition of more standard feat
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Forest Growers Research Awards announced in Wellington

Forest Research Awards emphasise a range of challenges in tree science and researchers in fields as diverse as nitrogen movement in forest soils, to the designer of a grapple on a helicopter to collect forest slash from vulnerable slopes, were recognised at the Forest Growers Research
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AUSTimber site visit and AFCA AGM

The Australian Forestry Contractors Association (AFCA) will be holding its AGM in Traralgon on 24 October, the same date that it has organized a site visit for AUSTimber2020, which is also to be held in Gippsland. Source: Timberbiz The site visit, which is at 2.30pm, will be an opport
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Despite increase in building, new home starts remain down

The number of new homes commencing construction in the June quarter increased by 1.1%, the first increase since December 2017 according to Tim Reardon, HIA Chief Economist after the ABS released building activity data for the June quarter of 2019. Source: Timberbiz Despite a small imp
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Future Timber Hub pavilion design commended in Barcelona

A commendation was awarded to Australia’s Future Timber Hub Pavilion design project which was finalist in an international competition and exhibition held in October at Form and Force 2019, Barcelona. From over 30 entrants the Future Timber Hub Pavilion was one of only four to receive
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Top 5 – Key Trade Points for August 2019

Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au 626,781 bdmt – wood
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Forests & timber pathway program for Mount Gambier high schools

OneFortyOne, in partnership with The Department of Education and Child Development has launched a pathway program at Mount Gambier High School which will provide students from Year 8 to Year 12 from Limestone Coast Secondary schools with an articulated pathway in the forest and timber
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Responsible Wood AGM and the Richard Stanton award

Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has announced that the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier Campus will be hosting its Annual General Meeting next Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Source:  Timberbiz Responsible Wood will be awarding the coveted Ric
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