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Pentarch purchases two sawmills after buying Boral’s timber business

The Pentarch Group has purchased the assets of Dormit Pty Ltd which operates two sawmills and associated operations located at Dandenong South and Swifts Creek in Victoria. Source: Timberbiz It processes hardwood logs primarily for pallet production with final processing occurring in
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Australian 737 airtanker sent to fight US wildfires

Australia has sent a jet air tanker to the United States to help fight wildfires in the US. Source: Associated Press Officials at the National Interagency Fire Centre in Boise said that the Boeing 737 from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service had arrived. The jet is being made avail
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Sweden on the verge of war among forestry and activists

More than two-thirds of Sweden is covered by trees, and that’s turning the country into a battleground between loggers and climate activists. The spark is the EU’s new Forest Strategy. It aims to boost biodiversity, limit burning trees for energy, protect remaining old gro
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Bandit introduces a tracked horizontal grinder

Bandit Industries’ new Model 1425 track is a highly productive and compact horizontal grinder. It is equipped with many of the same features as the tow-behind version and by adding tracks it substantially increases the capabilities of this unit. Source: Timberbiz “Since introducing th
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Australia asked to help build Timber Beacon at COP26

Australia’s forest industries are being asked to help build the ‘Timber Beacon’ at COP26 in Glasgow in November, a timber structure to show world leaders that embracing sustainably managed renewable timber industries will help to cut global emissions. Source: Timberbiz The Beacon will
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Howitt Society asks coroner to look at Black Summer bushfires

The Howitt Society has asked the Victorian Coroner to investigate aspects of the catastrophic Black Summer bushfires. Following the fires, the Government of Victoria commissioned a report by the Inspector General for Emergency Management (IGEM) and the Commonwealth Government commissi
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Mr Mann is Ernslaw One’s new CEO

New Zealand’s fourth largest forestry company, Ernslaw One, has appointed Darren Mann to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Source: Timberbiz Mr Mann has a wealth of experience in all facets of forestry operations having been in the industry for nearly 30 years. Previously he was wi
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A new rebate on offer for new commercial agroforestry

The Private Forests Service Levy Rebate is available for privately owned or managed forests certified during the 2021/2022 financial year. The 12-month pilot project is intended to provide an incentive for new commercial agroforestry establishment while raising awareness of the benefi
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NZ forestry contractors call for a workable infrastructure

New Zealand’s Forestry Industry Contractors Association is calling for an all of forestry strategy to deal with the mounting pressure on the entire New Zealand forestry supply chain, currently being highlighted by build-ups at the country’s major ports. Source: Timberbiz T
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National Forestry Planting Day today to grow much needed timber for tomorrow

Australia’s current timber shortage and the challenges it is creating for homeowners, renovators and the building industry highlights the critical importance of National Forestry Planting Day 2021 to increase Australia’s understanding of where our timber comes from as well as the clim
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