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Glyphosate is a safe and essential product for forestry

In the wake of a US court ruling on glyphosate, it’s important to reiterate the definitive science which highlights the product as safe while being essential for Australia’s sustainable and renewable forest industries according to chief executive officer of the Australian Forest Produ
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TAC members sought for new training package projects 

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved two new projects for the Timber and Wood Processing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to review and update units of competency and qualifications. Source: Timberbiz These are: Advances in Wood machining and Sawdoctoring
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Feedback sought on training package projects

ForestWorks is seeking feedback on the Prefabricated Timber Building Systems and Manufacture of Cross Laminated Timber and Glulam Projects. Source: Timberbiz Views and feedback is sought from industry specialists on job activities and knowledge required from people working in these ar
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Culture and technology changes bring safety benefits 

A major national conference on forest safety practices is set to showcase how forestry leaders have brought about practical benefits to logging and forestry workplaces through changes in culture and technology. Source: Timberbiz “Some of our leading forest contractors and companies ha
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Logging is dangerous everywhere in the world 

Logging is dangerous work. Everyone in the forest products industry knows that, but being in and around logging all the time, it is sometimes easy to not keep this front of mind. Source: Forest Resources (US)  While every job has its dangers, there is no question that logging is parti
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Timber Trainers at Mt Gambier 

Australian Timber Trainers Association (ATTA) is holding a workshop from 30 July until 1 August in Mt Gambier, South Australia. Source: Timberbiz The three-day event will be held at the Best Western Southgate Motel starting with a Sunday event pre-workshop drinks and networking sessio
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Safety conference highlights culture and technology changes

A major national conference series on forest safety practices is set to showcase how forestry leaders have brought about practical benefits to logging and forestry workplaces through changes in culture and technology. Source: Timberbiz Registrations are now open for the 4th FIEA Fores
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Robots

The use of robots or autonomous machines will definitely pay a big role in forest operations in the future, driven by the need for safety and higher productivity, according to a New Zealand researcher. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Professor Rien Visser, from the School of Fore
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More research into forest fires needed

The Institute of Foresters of Australia is calling on the Federal and State Governments to fund further scientific research into the important and complex role that fire plays in the evolution and maintenance of Australian ecosystems. Source: Timberbiz The Climate Council reports that
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Predict forestry climate change at the click of a mouse

Forest managers will be able to gauge the likely effect of climate change on growing conditions in their specific areas with a new interactive online tool developed by the CSIRO with funding from Forest & Wood Products Australia. Source: Timberbiz The free Forest Climate Risk Tool
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