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Managing native forest in Qld

Private Forestry Services Queensland (PFSQ) and Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) are hosting a field day on 31 October from 9am until 3pm. Source: Timberbiz The event will cover topics such a: new legislation – trigger maps harvesting,marketing, current log pricing fire management e
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Largest log shipment leaves NZ

The largest ever shipment of logs and timber from New Zealand has left Northland on its way to India. Source: The New Zealand Herald The logging ship SBI Maia left Northport at Marsden Pt with more than 52,000 Japanese Agricultural Standard (jasm3) logs and timber products aboard, bou
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New home sector stars for economy

The latest ABS housing figures confirm the new home building sector as the star performer of the Australian economy said the Housing Industry Association (HIA). Source: Timberbiz “Despite a modest decline in new dwelling commencements in the June 2015 quarter, there was still a record
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Bioenergy tour of heat plants

The Bioenergy Association has is offering to showcase innovative medium scale wood fuelled heat plant and wood fuel supply in Otago with a focus on fuel handling systems. Source: Timberbiz According to the Association, Otago in New Zealand now has a reliable wood fuel supply and a ran
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Forest owners welcome border levy

Forest owners are welcoming the planned introduction of the new clearance levy to help fund border biosecurity in New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz “It is important that those who benefit from travel and tourism pay their share of keeping our farms, forests, orchards and national parks s
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WoodSolutions Residential Timber Framing Seminar

Listen to the industry leaders and architects and be inspired, ensure your residential timber building knowledge is up-to-date, explore the economics of timber as structural and decorative members of residential buildings at this WoodSolutions event. Source: Timberbiz If you design, s
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Labor reshuffle brings forestry into the picture

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has congratulated the federal Labor Party for re-introducing ‘fisheries’ and ‘forestry’ to the Shadow Agriculture portfolio title in the Shadow Ministry reshuffle. Source: Timberbiz Chief Executive Officer of AFPA, Mr Ross Hampton said
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World machinery demand to rise 4.5%

World demand for forestry equipment including purpose-built and converted machinery is forecast to climb 4.5% annually to US$9.3 billion in 2019. Source: PR Wire This will represent a moderation from the 2009-2014 pace of increase, a period during which market gains were bolstered by
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DiscBot wood detective

Developed and built in-house, Scion’s new ‘DiscBot’ is a novel scanning technology designed to assess a range of wood properties that affect the quality of sawn timber and other end products. Source: Scion The automated disc scanner uses a robot to move wood discs past different senso
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Lower dollar increases value of Linkletters estate

Plans to remediate the 8900-hectare Linkletters estate in Esperance in the Western Australian wheatbelt, valued at $17.65 million, have been put on hold by its owners and managers as they consider ways to extract value from its vast bluegum plantations. Source: The Australian Financia
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