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Hyne Timber a Cherry picker

With the support of the Queensland Government’s Advanced Queensland PhD Scholarships initiative and in collaboration with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Hyne Timber has appointed a Graduate Engineer to join their team near Maryborough. Graduate Engineer, Rebecca Ch
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Murray Valley National Park to be a state forest

A motion to turn the Murray Valley National Park back into a state forest received unanimous support at The Nationals Party conference in Griffith this month. Source: Shepparton News The motion to convert the National Park back to the ‘‘Murray Valley State Forest so that sustainable a
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Forestry NSW on rocky ground

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has raised concerns with the Forestry Corporation of NSW after recent compliance operations in Tantawangalo State Forest. Source: Bega District News “The compliance operation last week is part of an ongoing investigation into active loggi
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Red Stag to be opened by PM

The world’s most advanced sawmill and the first “super-mill” in the Southern Hemisphere is to be opened by Prime Minister Bill English in Rotorua. Source: The New Zealand Herald A “super-mill” is a sawmill that processes more than one million tonnes of lo
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Which countries have the most forest

On International Day of Forests, which is a global celebration of trees and woodland, which countries boast the most? Source: Telegraph UK Unsurprisingly, the tropical lands of South America, the Caribbean, Africa, south-east Asia and the South Pacific dominate, with Suriname, Microne
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Two forest views on the Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly designated March 21 as the International Day of Forests to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. Source: Bellingen Shire Courier Sun There are two different perspectives about the state
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International Forest Day

On International Day of Forests 21 March 2017, the Turnbull Government re-affirms its strong support of Australia’s forestry industry. We support the jobs of hard working local people in the forest industries. Everyone should be celebrating our forestry industry, not demonising it. A
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Queensland building plan: timber should be a big part

Proposals to improve the sustainability performance of residential buildings as part of a new Queensland Building Plan are ignoring the biggest carbon win, according to chief executive of Timber Queensland Mick Stephens. Source: The Fifth Estate His association has called on the gover
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Record highs for NZ log prices

Buoyant New Zealand activity has pushed up local log prices to new record highs. Source: Scoop Media The average price for roundwood logs used in the horticulture sector rose to NZ$92 a tonne in March, up NZ$2 from February’s average price and at the highest level since AgriHQ b
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