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

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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Major fines for farmers caught burning rubbish

A reckless act by a Jeetho farmer in South Gippsland has prompted a warning from EPA Victoria to other landowners.
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“Popeye” plan protects Australia’s olive oil

Australia’s rapidly expanding olive industry has strengthened its protection against exotic plant pests and diseases with the launch of the new Olive Industry Biosecurity Plan at the Australian Olive Expo in Canberra last week.
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Pulp mill clarification legislation

Energy and Resources Minister, David Llewellyn, today introduced legislation to clarify the legal status of the Pulp Mill Approval Permit.
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Forestry Tasmania’s Stewardship Report

Forestry Tasmania’s 2008/09 investment of $330,000 in searching for wedge-tailed eagle nests had paid dividends, with the discovery of 51 new nests on state forest, Energy and Resources Minister David Llewellyn said last week.
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Much sought after timber goes under the hammer

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) is expecting a large crowd of wood enthusiasts and spirited interest from bidders who attend a log auction to be held in Harvey, WA next week.
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