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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Papal quality maple and oak

In a warehouse just outside Toronto, furniture makers put final touches on historic pieces that are to be part of Pope Francis’ journey to Canada. Sources: The Canadian Press, Kelowna Daily Courier Beginning with wood from maple and oak trees, the designers bring to life sketche
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Webinar series for smallholders from PEFC

Smallholders, local communities, and indigenous peoples own or manage nearly half of the world’s forests and the way those forests are managed can have an influence on the climate, biodiversity, and health of our planet. Source: Timberbiz It is therefore vital that smallholders can ga
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Mondi invests in making pets happy

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is investing nearly €65 million in three Consumer Flexibles packaging plants in Europe in order to meet growing customer demand for sustainable pet food packaging solutions. Source: Timberbiz The European pet food market has grown signifi
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New conservation advice heeded for the Greater Glider

VicForests has acknowledged the latest conservation advice for the Southern and Central Greater Glider issued by the federal Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water. Source: Timberbiz “Our activities are informed by the latest scientific research and guided by
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NSW to export innovative bushfire solutions internationally

NSW will cement its place as a world leader in bushfire technology commercialisation and position itself for international export of innovative bushfire solutions under a new NSW Government program. Source: Timberbiz Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology Alister Henskens sai
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EDN approval for NZ timber treatment spells an end to methyl bromide

Thirty-five years since New Zealand pledged to end the use of methyl bromide there is now a viable, safer and environmentally sustainable replacement for methyl bromide as a biosecurity treatment for timber and logs at New Zealand ports with the Environmental Protection Authority allo
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An urgent call for active and adaptive forestry from Forestry Australia

Forestry Australia wants active and adaptive forest management to be implemented as a matter of urgency. President of Forestry Australia, Bob Gordon said the organisation has been calling on all governments to prioritise and invest in a year-round active and adaptive management approa
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Vic independent review declares forest management must improve

An independent review of the Victorian Regional Forest Agreement regions after the devastating 2019-20 bushfires has backed forest industry calls for active forest management across all land tenures. Source: Timberbiz The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments agreed to undertake a Ma
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Opinion: Nick Steele – growing homes in Tasmania to meet the state target

I congratulate Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing Guy Barnett on pledging to deliver 10,000 new social and affordable homes by 2032. This is a big target and something that is desperately needed in Tasmania right now. To get serious about social housing requires
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