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Fuel reduction burning a must for Australian forests

Veteran firefighter Ewan Waller has called for fuel reduction burning to be an integral part of a visionary, long-term policy for managing fire in the forest. His thoughts were prompted by the recent fires in Gippsland and his memories of the Black Saturday inferno when he experienced
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Canada to fight ‘unfair’ US lumber duties

Canada will appeal the recent decision by a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel to allow the United States to use “zeroing” to calculate lumber anti-dumping tariffs, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said. Canada had launched the technical dispute with the WTO in 2017, saying it wou
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Notre Dame rebuild compromised by no comparable forests

As flames erupted in the attic of Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, some 400 firefighters rushed to save one of Europe’s great historical and architectural symbols. The blaze, the cause of which remains unknown, raged for 12 hours, toppling Notre Dame’s 13th Century centre spire
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Linking with Deere is now a little less dear

John Deere Construction and Forestry in the US is decreasing its annual JDLink Ultimate subscription and the division is consolidating JDLink Ultimate Forestry with the larger JDLink offering. Source: Timberbiz “Machine connectivity is key for our customers, who rely on this technolog
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Possum pal fell for Forestry NSW

A dazed juvenile brushtail possum rescued by Forestry Corporation of NSW staff has given a cheeky wave of thanks after a recent fire on Perricoota State Forest. The photo was taken by Forestry Corporation staff Jean Dind of colleague Phil Murphy relocating the possum while they were f
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SA forest industry advisory council meets

South Australia’s State Government is delivering on a key election commitment to forest industries and their communities by establishing the Forest Industry Advisory Council South Australia. The Forestry Industry Advisory Council South Australia will provide advice direct to the State
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Air NZ to build huge new wooden hangar for its planes

‘Hangar 4’ will be large enough to house a wide body aircraft such as the airline’s 777-300 or 787-9 Dreamliner, and two narrow body aircraft such as the A320 or A321neo, at the same time. The 10,000 square metre timber framed hangar will be located on the airline
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Private Forests Tasmania promotes itself to Japan

CEO of Private Forests Tasmania (PFT), Penny Wells, recently participated in the Premier’s Trade Mission to Japan. One of the main items of focus for the Trade Mission was the resources sector – including forestry, mining and bioenergy. Source: Timberbiz In line with Private Forests T
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Top 5 – Woodchip Exports

Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at Softwood Chip Expor
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