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Last truck carries burnt logs to mill in NSW

The last log truck carrying salvaged, burnt logs from the 2019/20 bushfires was waved into the Hyne Tumbarumba Mill on Tuesday. The unprecedented, 15 months of salvage harvesting has seen more than 1.6 million burnt plantation pine logs processed at the Hyne Mill alone. The burnt bark
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Report shows Labor’s forestry decision will cut down communities

The closure of Victoria’s native timber industry, planned by the Andrews Labor Government, will have a massive impact on local employment and the local economy, according to the leader of the Nationals in Victoria Peter Walsh. Source: Timberbiz At the end of 2019, the Victorian Govern
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Going green with forestry equipment

With the COP26 climate change summit scheduled in November 2021, political pressure is building to improve sustainability of manufactured products. Consequently, companies are increasingly calling on their suppliers to help them quantify their environmental performance. Source: Engine
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Logset overcomes a challenging year and elects new board

For Logset 2020 was challenging in many ways. After a relatively strong start, the market collapsed temporarily due to the global pandemic and the uncertainty it caused. Source: Timberbiz The company said it reacted quickly to respond to the new market situation and thanks to good pla
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Euro study showing 69% increase in logging, it may be just 6%

Is forest harvesting increasing in Europe? Apparently so, but not as much as reported last July in a controversial study published in Nature. The study, titled ‘Abrupt increase in harvested forest area over Europe after 2015’, used satellite data to assess forest cover and
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Raise the Roof with wood

Located in the heart of Benalla, Victoria famed for is connection to Ned Kelly and the Kelly gang, the Benalla Sports and Equestrian Centre is a melting pot for equestrian community activity in the high country of north-eastern Victoria. Source: Timberbiz The picturesque venue boasts
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OFO awarded for environmental action at Kaituna mill

Kaituna Sawmill has been celebrated for its contribution to environmental action at the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards held on 23 April 2021.  Source: Timberbiz Kaituna Sawmill has completed a suite of environmental improvements including a 46% reduction in the site’s greenho
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Hawkes Bay proposed trial to benefit farmers and forestry

New Zealand Hawkes Bay Councillor Will Foley is excited about the proposed trial of the Right Tree Right Place program which he sees as having economic and environmental benefits for the farming community, local economy and wider community. Source: Timberbiz Under the trial, the Regio
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Carbon Neutral by 2050 with sustainable forestry and timber

Increasing sustainable forestry and timber industries is key to achieving the global ‘Carbon Neutral by 2050’ goal, according to the new chairman of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries. Source: Timberbiz “Th
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