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The role of forestry in toilet paper

What runs through your mind when you’re deciding which toilet paper to buy? Sale price, roll size, pitiful single-ply or luxurious triple? Climate change might not make your list of considerations, but it should. Source: National Observer (Canada) According to the Natural Resources De
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Italian wood machinery and tools market doubles

In the January-June 2021 period, the orders of wood-furniture machinery and tools in Italy increased by 100.3% compared to the same semester of 2020, according to the analysis by the Studies Office of Acimall, the association of industry companies. Source: Lesprom The demand from inte
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Sodra CLT expands into Denmark

Södra’s sustainable timber construction business is expanding all the way to Denmark. The company already operates there but it is now developing its CLT footprint across the country. Source: Timberbiz The business will be part of the Södra Building Systems business segment, with Kenn
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HomeBuilder strength continues to create strong employment

The strength in New Home Sales in recent months indicates that the boom in detached home building will continue to create strong employment opportunities into the second half of 2022, according to the Housing Industry Association (HIA). Source: Timberbiz The HIA New Home Sales report
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AS4707 standard for chain of custody released

Responsible Wood has published the latest version of the AS4707 standards for chain of custody. Reviewed by Responsible Wood every five years, the standard was approved for publication following review by the AS 4707 standards reference committee and working group chaired by Peter Zed
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Indigenous forestry gains grant for NT biosecurity

A consortium of Indigenous forestry enterprises and experts have received a $678,000 grant from the Australian Government to boost biosecurity in Northern Australian forests. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the consortium, led by Plant Health Aus
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Forest Owners NZ call out EDS on climate change

New Zealand’s forest industry is calling a media statement issued by the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) an ill-informed rant against forestry which ignores the threat of climate change. Source: Timberbiz Forest Owners Association President, Phil Taylor, says he would not have exp
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WA announces $350m for softwood expansion

WA Premier Mark McGowan announced a record investment of $350 million to expand Western Australia’s softwood plantation timber industry. The Forest Products Commission (FPC) welcomed the announcement. Source: Timberbiz This record investment is expected to provide at least an addition
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Mount Gambier McDonnell timber business sold

The AAM Investment Group has agreed to terms for the purchase of the Mount Gambier-based NF McDonnell & Sons softwood timber processing business, with finalisation of the sale scheduled to be completed before the end of November 2021. Source: Border Watch Established in 1944 by Ne
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VicForests has released the amended Timber Release Plan

VicForests’ Board has approved the amendments to the TRP, in accordance with the requirements of the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004, and a notice in relation to the amended TRP was published in the Victoria Government Gazette S 506 on Wednesday.   Source: Timberbiz The amendmen
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