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Prestigious science award for Tasmanian botanist

TASMANIAN BOTANIST Professor Brad Potts has been awarded the 2008 Clarke Medal for his cutting edge research on the evolutionary biology and breeding of eucalypts. The Clarke Medal has been awarded by the Royal Society of New South Wales since 1878 for distinguished research in natura
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AFL stars gear up to tackle planting duties on National Tree Day

Australian Football League (AFL) players, legends and Toyota ambassadors James Hird, Jonathan Brown, Luke Hodge, Matt Maguire and Brian Taylor are swapping footy talk for tree talk in support of Toyota’s tenth year of involvement in Planet Ark’s National Tree Day this year.
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Early warning system could help in fight against fires

AN EARLY warning system that can detect a fire within five minutes of it starting, alert fire personnel with an SMS of the exact location and send real-time imagery of the fire could be the answer to Australia’s quest to protect communities from future bushfire devastation.
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Tarkine Forest Adventures closed during August

Tarkine Forest Adventures will close for the month of August to allow a number of potentially dangerous tree limbs to be removed. The closure will be effective from 3-28 August.
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Forest fire forces evacuation of 6,500 homes in western Canadian

VANCOUVER, July 19 (Xinhua) -- The forest fire in Kelowna, Canada's western province of British Columbia (B.C.), is spreading rapidly, forcing emergency evacuation of 6,500 homes and damaging nine houses, the provincial Ministry of Forests said Sunday.
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Woodworking and Technology Expo

After a 20 year wait Melbourne will see a woodworking expo totally focused on the needs of the kitchen and cabinetmaking industry.
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Tree dudes go live online

An exciting new Gen X and Y career ‘reality’ website designed to stimulate, inform and entertain was launched today by national industry association Plantations 2020.
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Foresters meet to talk

The Institute of Foresters of Australia will be holding its 2009 National Conference at Caloundra, Queensland, Australia from 6-10 September 2009. The Institute President Dr Peter Volker said it was timely for foresters to meet, when forestry issues are receiving increasing prominence
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Pulp & Paper industry suppliers well represented at BULKEX Exhibition

Suppliers to Australia’s pulp and paper industry will be out in force at Asia-Pacific’s only dedicated bulk and powder handling exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 2,500 attendees from a variety of industries, including the food processing industry, will be held at Bri
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