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

National Forestry Planting Day today to grow much needed timber for tomorrow

Australia’s current timber shortage and the challenges it is creating for homeowners, renovators and the building industry highlights the critical importance of National Forestry Planting Day 2021 to increase Australia’s understanding of where our timber comes from as well as the clim
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SA to invest $2m into forestry research

Forestry research in South Australia will get a $2 million boost with the State Government committing the funding over four years to the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation Mount Gambier centre. Source: Timberbiz Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister David
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Ireland faces timber shortage, mills are importing timber

The issues in the forestry sector and the attempts to deal with them have been slammed by one TD (member of parliament Ireland), who has labelled it a “national scandal”. Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said it was “mind-boggling” that mills in Ireland were forced to import timber
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Anti-forestry protestors in Canada are destructive and dangerous

Canada’s Resource Works stands with the Pacheedaht First Nation and RCMP in condemning the recent actions of anti-forestry protestors in Tree Farm License 46 on Southern Vancouver Island. Source: Resource Works “Rather than playing a constructive role in moving British Columbia toward
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Metsa increases folding boxboard production in response to growing demand

Metsa has invested EUR 210 million to increase its folding boxboard capacity at its Husum mill in Sweden. The company is responding to growing demand for sustainably produced packaging materials that support the circular economy. The investment strengthens Metsä Board’s position
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Research says forestry is not to blame for Black Summer bushfires

The Australian Forest Products Association has welcomed new research highlighting that forestry operations and timber harvesting are not to blame for the devastating 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires.  Source: Timberbiz The research paper authored by six of Australia’s most eminent fores
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Anshul Chaudhary appointed CEO of Forestry Corp NSW

Anshul Chaudhary has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Forestry Corporation of NSW. Forestry Corporation’s Chairman James Millar AM said Mr Chaudhary led the organisation through last year’s record program of infrastructure repair and fire salvage and had a vision for replanti
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Forest contractors invited to participate in ForestFit certification pilot

Expressions of Interest inviting forest contracting businesses from across Australia to participate in the ForestFit Certification pilot opened this week. The Australian Forest Contractors Association is working in partnership with Ernst and Young to deliver the certification pilot. S
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No evidence timber harvesting increased the severity of the 2019/20 bushfires

A new paper reviewing the science behind claims that forest management and timber harvesting worsened the 2019/20 bushfires has been welcomed by the professional association representing some 1,000 scientific and professional forest land managers in Australia. Source: Timberbiz The 20
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