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Forum Wood Building – Nordic 2019

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019, which will be held in Helsinki in September, will be the eighth Nordic conference and will focus on the role of design in the future especially with veneer and massive wood construction but keeping in mind resource efficiency and sustainability. Source
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Timber’s contribution to solving housing crisis in UK

The UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Timber Industries is holding a series of sessions over the next three months into how timber can contribute to solving the housing crisis. Industry experts from across the timber supply chain are being brought together to present at
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Scotland plants more wood than in past 20 years

More than 10,000 hectares of new woodland has been planted in Scotland for the first time in almost 20 years. It is hoped the 11,200 hectares of new planting, up from 7100 the previous year will be enough to maintain momentum and drive to meet the next landmark Scottish Government tar
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Forestry Corp donates to the Nature School

The Nature School at Port Macquarie has built an outdoor learning and natural play area, thanks to donated timber from Forestry Corporation of NSW and Boral. The donated logs and sawn timber have been used to create a one of a kind natural play area for The Nature School students to e
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Marketing wood to architects, designer and landscapers

Responsible Wood has partnered with The Arc Agency, a marketing specialist in the architectural, interiors and landscape design industry to connect architects and design professionals with Responsible Wood and PEFC certification. The new relationship will see Responsible Wood present
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Upskilling and offering work in forestry for New Zealanders

More than 160 workers have been referred to forestry employers as part of a push to support the 2019 planting season. With an estimated 80 million trees to be planted this season, New Zealand Ministers asked Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) and the Ministry for Social Development t
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Specialty timbers under the hammer in WA

Spirited bidding is expected from wood enthusiasts and craftspeople when approximately 10 tonnes of mixed sawn timber from the South West and Goldfields regions of WA, are auctioned at the FPC Manjimup Nursery on Saturday, 22 June 2019. Source: Timberbiz Going under the hammer is an a
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Green Triangle industry awards open for nominations

After the success of the inaugural Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards last year, the committee has announced that nominations are open for the 2019 awards campaign. Over the next eight weeks the forest industry can put forward those within the sector who show outstanding qualities,
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Barriers prevent forestry accessing carbon credits

Artificial barriers preventing forest industry businesses from accessing carbon credits through the Federal Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) means the fund isn’t realising its full potential according to Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association
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Australia doing poorly in offsite construction

Offsite construction in Australia, despite the hype, is wallowing in disillusionment, with some prominent failures undermining confidence in the sector, according to one of Australia’s leading construction experts. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “Despite all the hype, 20 years i
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