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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Responsible Wood AGM and the Richard Stanton award

Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has announced that the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier Campus will be hosting its Annual General Meeting next Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Source:  Timberbiz Responsible Wood will be awarding the coveted Ric
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American hardwoods make a move into Vietnam

The American Hardwood Export Council showed its commitment to a Vietnamese partnership with more than 30 members joining the pavilion at the recent VietnamWood show held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City. A further 10 booked their own booths.Source: Ti
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Next gen forestry tyres from Nokian

A new generation of tyres from Nokian will offer advanced features for 6-wheel forestry machines. The latest addition to the product line is the Nokian Forest King TRS 2+, an advanced tyre that brings next gen features such as soil-friendly grip, durability and excellent support for c
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Africa and Asia sound alarm over accelerating forest loss

During September, environmental and human rights defenders from Africa and Asia went to the EU to sound the alarm over accelerating forest loss in the Congo Basin, West Africa and the Lower Mekong regions. Their message was clear, the EU must play a key role in finding global solution
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Wespine families plant 2000 seedlings

Wespine staff and their families planted 1.5 hectares of Wespine’s new plantation, Maranup 3 in Western Australia. Forester Trevor Radford said that the day was a great opportunity for Wespine sawmill staff and their families to get their hands dirty and experience the other side of t
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Timber industry offers more than cutting down trees

There are many and varied career choices in the timber industry and as OneFortyOne’s Sam Von Duve, a mechanical apprentice says, the industry offers real career pathways. Mr Von Duve is currently completing his apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, working at the mill whilst compl
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AGM for IFA and AFG, and WA AGM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) and Australian Forest Growers (AFG) will be held on 25 October in Melbourne. There will be an election of directors at the meeting. The IFA and AFG merged in early 2019 and the merged identity is called
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Giant Pine Scale pest travels to SA but not KI

The South Australian State Government has made a commitment to keep Kangaroo Island free of the Giant Pine Scale (GPS) pest which is well-established in Victoria and may make its way through the Green Triangle. Source: Timberbiz KIPT managing director Keith Lamb said the commitment by
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NZ Postgrad scholarships for primary industries

Applications are open for the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Postgraduate Science Scholarships for PhD and Masters students undertaking primary sector research. Source: Timberbiz MPI Chief Science Adviser, Dr John Roche says the scholarships are an investment in New Zeala
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