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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Friday analysis: Plenty of work ahead with new hubs, AFCA and misleading media

Simon Gatt and his team at the new Gippsland Forest Industries Hub have a big job ahead of them. The new hub is one of 12 Regional Forestry Hubs announced by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison in February last year. Source: Bruce Mitchell The others are in Tasmania, Western Australia,
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Which forests are better at storing carbon

An international team led by the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has studied which types of forest, in terms of biodiversity, are the most effective in storing carbon. Inventory data from natural forests on five continents show that species diversity is optimal for equatorial and tropica
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Waratah adds mapping tech to TimberRite

Waratah Forestry Equipment announced the addition of a mapping technology option to its TimberRite H-16 control system. The all-new mapping feature provides customers with a new job site perspective to increase operational productivity and precision. Source: Timberbiz “The new mapping
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Stora Enso enter US CLT market for tall timber

Wooden buildings are on the rise in the US and Stora Enso will enter the market with its cross laminated timber (CLT) product complying with the International Building Code (IBS) that is necessary for the US American market as of 2021. Source: Timberbiz Enso has received approval for
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Wood splitting for the future of NZ youth at risk

Many hands made light work when a crew from Kennards Hire teamed up with charity partner Springboard for their annual firewood log-splitting day at Snells Beach, New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz The combined team of Kennards Hire team members, Springboard staff, young people, volunteers
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New bushfire plan developed online for Tasmania

Tasmanians can now develop an online bushfire plan and better understand their bushfire risk using a new website launched in November 2020 as part of the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to keeping Tasmanians safe. Source: Timberbiz The new ‘5-minute bushfire plan’ is an easy-to-use
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Bingo – timber waste no longer wasted at new recycling facility

Those in New South Wales and Victoria will be familiar with BINGO Industries’ bright orange recycling and waste trucks and skip bins. But BINGO is much more than a skip bin service; its Recycling Ecology Park in Western Sydney is the only one of its kind in our country and a key part
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Two new Honorary Life Memberships for NZ Plant Producers

New Zealand Plant Producers has announced two new Honorary Life Membership of the Society. Honorary Life Membership is the highest award granted by New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated. Only eight people have been awarded Honorary Life Membership before. Now Carol Fraser and Peter
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The roll of toilet paper in our economy

Last week’s ‘rush to retail’ by consumers in South Australia was a reminder of the time earlier this year when much of the nation was engaged in the panic buying game. Nowhere was this more obvious or remarked upon than in supplies of toilet paper. Source: Industry Edge Despite the su
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