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Lost and Found: The 1939 “Black Friday” Bushfires Royal Commission Evidence

On Monday 7 December, the University of Melbourne's Crenswick Campus will hold a seminar detailing the evidence found from the 1939 Black Friday Bushfires.
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Alternatives to clearfelling

The development of variable retention silviculture will open the way for Forestry Tasmania to retain stands of old growth trees in regrowth forest, in line with international best practices.
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Seeking a sustainable timber industry

The Green Building Council of Australia has announced the release of a revised Timber credit effective January 1, 2010, which allows for equal consideration of the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) schemes. This is an outstanding outcome for the A
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Forestry initiative to transform desert in carbon credit offset push

Diversified hydrocarbon explorer, Central Petroleum, may be looking to discover and extract large volumes of hydrocarbons from the parched deserts of Australia’s “Red Centre” – but in at least two small corners of its vast exploration acreage, the story is quite the reverse.
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Tasmanian Government supports $50 million Boyer project

The Minister for Economic Development, Michael Aird yesterday congratulated Norske Skog and BIS Industrial Logistics on the successful completion of the $50m Softwood Conversion Project and Integrated Woodchip Plant.
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Pioneer in bioenergy crop research to share knowledge in New Zealand

Landowners considering the potential of deriving new income from dedicated bioenergy crops have the opportunity to learn first hand from a leading international expert next month.
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Bioenergy Australia 2009

Australia’s premier bioenergy conference, Bioenergy Australia 2009 will be held at the Radisson Resort Gold Coast, Queensland from 9 - 10 December 2009 with a Technical Tour on 8 December 2009.
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First Australian standard for protection of trees on development sites

Arborists and building developers now have an agreed framework for the protection and preservation of trees during all stages of a development project with the first Australian Standard covering tree protection on construction sites now available.
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Heartwood Plantations launch and field tour

An invitation has been extended to all to attend the Heartwood Plantations launch and free field tour on 13 November.
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