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Which countries have the most forest

On International Day of Forests, which is a global celebration of trees and woodland, which countries boast the most? Source: Telegraph UK Unsurprisingly, the tropical lands of South America, the Caribbean, Africa, south-east Asia and the South Pacific dominate, with Suriname, Microne
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Two forest views on the Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly designated March 21 as the International Day of Forests to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. Source: Bellingen Shire Courier Sun There are two different perspectives about the state
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International Forest Day

On International Day of Forests 21 March 2017, the Turnbull Government re-affirms its strong support of Australia’s forestry industry. We support the jobs of hard working local people in the forest industries. Everyone should be celebrating our forestry industry, not demonising it. A
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Queensland building plan: timber should be a big part

Proposals to improve the sustainability performance of residential buildings as part of a new Queensland Building Plan are ignoring the biggest carbon win, according to chief executive of Timber Queensland Mick Stephens. Source: The Fifth Estate His association has called on the gover
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Record highs for NZ log prices

Buoyant New Zealand activity has pushed up local log prices to new record highs. Source: Scoop Media The average price for roundwood logs used in the horticulture sector rose to NZ$92 a tonne in March, up NZ$2 from February’s average price and at the highest level since AgriHQ b
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Planet Ark reports on calm benefits of wood

A new report shows significant health and wellbeing benefits can be had by incorporating wood in interior design and the construction of buildings according to a new report by Planet Ark. Source: Timberbiz The use of wood, especially in conjunction with the principles of ‘nature conne
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10 truckloads of timber for Easter Show

Ten truckloads of timber from Badja, Bago and Yambulla State Forests are making their way to the Sydney Royal Easter Show to be used in wood chop competitions. Source: Eden Magnet Forestry Corporation of NSW’s sales and distribution supervisor Andy Costello said 4017 chopping blocks a
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Ballarat to double its tree canopy

Climate change, powerlines, pests and diseases are some of the challenges the city of Ballarat will face as it looks to double the amount of tree canopy coverage. Source: Ballarat Courier The City of Ballarat has released a discussion paper highlighting some of the key priorities and
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Tas forestry bill passes lower house

The Tasmanian Government’s contentious forestry bill will be scrutinised closely in Parliament’s Upper House, with many of the independent Members of the Legislative Council indicating they are not sold on the legislation. Source: ABC News The State Government’s plan
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Heyfield workers rally but mill may go south

The owners of the Heyfield sawmill have no intention to sell it to the State Government and have revealed more about details of their plans to relocate the mill to Tasmania. Sources: ABC News, The Age, AAP, Herald Sun, The Australian The jobs of 260 Heyfield workers are in limbo after
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