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Time for Trees campaign to plant 100 million trees

A ground-breaking initiative to plant 100 million trees around the world has been launched from the United States to benefit the planet’s health and sustainability. The Time for Trees campaign has been launched by The Arbor Day Foundation, which is the largest US-based non-profit orga
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Logset launches smaller hybrid harvester

Logset has launched a new smaller hybrid harvester: the Logset 8H GTE Hybrid. It is the company´s second hybrid harvester model after the world´s biggest wheel-based harvester, the Logset 12H GTE Hybrid, was successfully launched in 2016. Source: Timberbiz “When we launched the first
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Ligna 2019 trends and innovations

Smart, future proof solutions were at the top of the agenda this year at the five-day Ligna 2019 expo. And it was made clear at this is world-leading trade fair for woodworking and wood processing plant, machinery and tools that technology users are now “getting smart” with regard to
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Hyne Community Trust open for business

Tumbarumba based community groups are invited to submit their applications by the end of June for a grant valued at more than $10,000 as part of the Hyne Community Trust. The application form and guidelines are available on the Hyne Timber website as well as hard copies at the Tumbaru
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Deakin University studies Australian made CLT

Deakin University engineering researchers have begun a new investigation into Australian-made Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) with experimental results expected to reveal the full potential of this innovative and environmentally friendly construction material. Source: Timberbiz The resea
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New Zealand inaugural forestry scholarship winners

Eight outstanding students were presented with their inaugural forestry scholarships by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Forestry Minister Shane Jones at a special awards ceremony at the University of Canterbury. The Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau scholarships were developed to e
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Timber framing seminar and webcast

Timber Queensland’s seminar Timber Framing: Sustainable | Durable | Profitable is an opportunity to hear experts give practical advice and design considerations for making these products work for you. This half day seminar is for developers, building and design professionals who want
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Phase 2 of RFAs for Victoria

In May-June 2019, the Victorian Government (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions) and Australian Government (Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and Department of Environment and Energy) will undertake joint engage
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10 million softwood seedlings to be planted in 2019

Forestry Corporation NSW’s 2019 softwood planting program is underway with planting commencing at Grafton. The 2019 planting campaign will see contract crews planting almost 10 million pine seedlings on the State‐owned estate across NSW. Source: Timberbiz The program started in Grafto
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Forestry analyst values forests at $18b

Forestry deals in Australia and New Zealand over the past 20 years have totalled up to $18 billion, according to a leading forestry analyst. Managing director Indufor Asia-Pacific (Australia), Andrew Morton, said the value of 93 transactions in Australasia over the 20-year period was
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