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Research sheds new light on water catchments

CONTROLLING forest density can help maintain stream flow levels, according to research findings presented at a recent Forestry Tasmania seminar.
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Wood fibre prices tumble globally

Global wood fibre prices in the 4Q/08 experienced the largest drop in over 20 years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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World Forestry Day

World Forestry Day has been celebrated around the world for 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the many benefits which we gain from them.
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Canada breached softwood lumber agreement

Sawmills in four provinces have been ordered to pay an additional 10% export charge in a softwood lumber ruling made by an international arbitration tribunal. The London Court of International Arbitrations ruled last week that Canada breached the softwood lumber agreement by failing t
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New Smoke Management Strategy unveiled

A smoke management forum organised by the Forest and Forest Industry Council has been told a new strategy to manage smoke from regeneration and fuel reduction burns will be in force this year.
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International workshop: Forest policy and economics in support of good governance

Registration to an international workshop on forest policy and economics in support of good governance to be held on 3 -4 April 2009, in Dubrovnik, Croatia, is now open.
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Contactor appointed to bushfire clean-up

The State and Federal Governments have announced Grocon as the contractor to clear debris from bushfire sites.
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Third Forestry firefighting crew on ground in Victoria

FORESTRY Tasmania has just sent its third crew of firefighters to help fight the Victorian bushfires. The first crew of 19 firefighters and 11 vehicles travelled to Victoria on Monday February 9, following the devastating February 7 bushfires.
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Loggers under pressure

Up to one third of Tasmania's small forestry businesses are predicted to fold in the next few months.
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