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Have van, will travel!

After four decades of working for and with the timber industry Norm Nelsen is about to bring that chapter to a close. Source: Timberbiz It’s now a case of “have van will travel” for Norm and his wife Lilian as the Ryan Media advertising rep for Australasian Timber ta
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AFCA WA introduces new general manager

The Australian Forest Contractors Association’s first WA meeting for 2015 will be held in Bunbury on 28 May 2015 at the Lighthouse Beach Resort, Bunbury. Source: Timberbiz This is a great opportunity to meet the AFCA’s new general manager, Stacey Gardiner, who will outline current act
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What’s in the Budget for forestry?

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) has welcomed the federal budget commitments to support the forestry industry Australia wide. Source: Timberbiz These measures include strengthening the approach to illegally sourced timber entering Australia, the matched contributi
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NZ Future Forests will have different trees

A Future Forests Research (FFR) program is creating high value specialty wood products from species other than radiata pine. Source: Timberbiz The new government funding awarded to the FFR led program is a significant boost and will help to create a high-value specialty wood products
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On a beautiful bike

            Even though they have their critics, wooden bicycles are nevertheless beautiful to behold. And there’s no doubt there are some advantages that wood has as a bike making material over metal. Source: Treehugger Wood absorbs vibrations better, a
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Marlborough forestry project awarded

Marlborough has been the perfect environment for an award winning forestry project to produce hardwood from genetically improved eucalypts. Sources: The Marlborough Express, Stuff NZ The New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative (NZDFI) won the Marlborough Research Centre and Plant and F
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Project to convert forestry by-products

Scientists will work to develop technology that would convert agricultural and forestry by-products into higher value commodities under a new research project. Source: Ferret The research project is part of the Rural Research and Development for Profit Programme, according to Sugar Re
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Harvard buys into TFS sandalwood

One of the world’s most prestigious universities has taken a stake in a Top End station growing Indian sandalwood. Source: ABC News Harvard University has invested an estimated $A40 million in a 399 hectare plantation set up and run by Tropical Forestry Services (TFS) in the Dou
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Greens say Government to listen to forest owners for ETS

The Government should listen to forest owners and fix their climate change policies, which are driving trees to be cut down rather than planted, meaning New Zealand’s polluting greenhouse gas emissions will increase says the Green Party. Source: Voxy NZ The Forest Owners Association c
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Hyne Timber welcomes Deputy Prime Minister

Hyne Timber has welcomed the opportunity to showcase one of its flagship operations to the Deputy Prime Minister, Warren Truss and Federal Minister for Agriculture, the Honourable Barnaby Joyce. Source: The Fraser Coast Chronicle Hosted by Director Chris Hyne, CEO Jon Kleinschmidt and
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