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

Family Fun at Forest Products EXPO

Mixing some business with a family vacation is the perfect combination for those attending EXPO 2009 – the 30th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – to be held June 11-13 in the New Orleans Convention Centre.
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When slash becomes something special

Participants can discover more about how Swedish solutions and systems work – on the spot. The conference is part of the program for the Elmia Wood 2009 forestry show in Jönköping. Together with the show, the conference offers a unique insight into the entire chain from forest to ener
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2009 Gottstein Fellowships and Skill Advancement Award

Peter Gunnersen, Chairman of the J. W. Gottstein Memorial Trust Fund, has announced the award of five Gottstein Fellowships and one Skill Advancement Award for 2009, and World Forest Institute Fellowships for 2009 and 2010.
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Red gum decision fells local communities

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) has expressed its disappointment at the State Government’s decision to effectively end timber harvesting in the River Redgum region along the Murray River.
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Forest biosecurity experts gather in New Zealand

Forest biosecurity experts from around the world will be converging in Rotorua, New Zealand from 16 to 20 March to attend a conference focused on protecting forests from invasive insects, diseases and weeds. As the first international conference on this topic ever to be held, it is be
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Massive biofuel investment for the Mount

Western Australian-based Plantation Energy is gearing up to build a $25m wood pellet mill on the outskirts of Mount Gambier which would employ more than 60 people directly and indirectly.
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Reference manual caters for all

The Australian Forests & Timber Industry Directory was published in response to a growing need throughout the industry for a quick-look, connection-catering, informative reference manual.
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China releases 2009 timber production plan

China’s annual timber production plan for 2009 has been released by the State Forestry Administration
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Cherry, maple popular on furniture

American cherry was the most popular choice for wood furniture at this fall's High Point Market, according to a survey by the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc. Knowing what happens in the finished goods marketplace helps lumber producers in purchasing tracts of timber for futu
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