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

Sheep Creek Dam to store Kangaroo Island pine logs

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has surveyed the Sheep Creek Dam at its Macgill property to ascertain its suitability to store pine logs once harvesting of the bushfire-damaged pine plantations can begin. Source: Timberbiz John Linsell and Michael Pohl, of Steed surveyors, were con
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VicForests TRP and TUP changes open for stakeholder comments

VicForests is seeking stakeholder and community comment on its proposed Timber Release Plan (TRP) and Timber Utilisation Plan (TUP) changes. The TRP and TUP identify potential timber harvesting areas for the coming years and are being prepared as part of VicForests’ regular planning p
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Tigercat skidders with improved operator stations

Tigercat’s skidders just got a whole lot better with a completely redesigned operator station and numerous advancements to boost productivity and minimize downtime. Tigercat H-series skidders introduce a new, larger cab, while improving serviceability, reliability, and efficiency. Sou
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US Rural Forests Markets Act response

Tom Martin, president and CEO of the American Forest Foundation (AFF) has responded to the introduction of Rural Forests Markets Act which is designed to open carbon and other markets to small landowners, markets that are currently unavailable to them. Source: Timberbiz By allowing th
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Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative funding for Gippsland

A project aimed at saving lives and reducing road trauma in Gippsland has been granted a share of funding under round five of the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI). Source: Timberbiz Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the funding would kick-s
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Hyne glulam plant commissioned in Maryborough

Hyne Timber’s new $23 million Glue Laminated Timber Plant in Maryborough has been officially commissioned. Marking the completion of commissioning, Hyne Timber welcomed Queensland Minister for State Development, the Hon Kate Jones and Member for Maryborough, Bruce Saunders to the unve
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Green Triangle formulates COVID-19 codes of practice to manage lockdowns

A Green Triangle forest industries COVID-19 code of practice has been formulated to equip the workforce to best manage the pandemic and tightening border lockdown. Generated by the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub (GTFIH) in conjunction with the Green Triangle Forest Contractors G
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Wilderness Society trivializes illegal timber by attacking VicForests

The forestry industry has condemned the Wilderness Society for trivializing the scourge of illegal timber harvesting by trying to convince the US and Europe they are buying timber illegally harvested in Victoria, with their attack focussed on VicForests. Source: Timberbiz The Wilderne
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Protestors targeting Greensill but the protestors are not sure why

Grafton-based Greensill Bros is the latest logging company to attract the unwanted and illegal activities of protestors. The protests began at Nambucca during thinning operations in May and have continued as teams move from site to site. Source: Timberbiz After moving from Nambucca to
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