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Opinion: Jay Engle – how much energy is produced using wood? A forester’s perspective

Parsing some of the data and language associated with the global wood pellet trade can be a daunting task. While poking around for current wood pellet industry data recently, I found some interesting information on the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) website called the “M
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Correction and apology

On 23 September we published an article regarding the Forest Stewardship Council of Australia (FSC). The article suggested that the FSC had refused to certify native forest operations. We accept the allegation as published by us is incorrect and that native forest operations have been
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Analysis: How big will a tree be in 9 years’ time – not big enough

Someone needs to tell the Victorian State Government how long it takes trees to grow. In fact, someone needs to really tell the Victorian State Government about trees in general. Because as has been mentioned before, it isn’t listening. Source: Bruce Mitchell The Victorian Government
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Logging tops list of America’s most dangerous jobs

AdvisorSmith studied the most dangerous jobs in the United States based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Studying professions with a minimum employment of 50,000 workers to find the 25 most dangerous jobs among 263 total professions
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Collaborative Partnership of Forests urges a change post COVID

Forests and tree landscapes should be at the heart of building back better after the COVID-19 pandemic for a more resilient and sustainable future, members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) said. Source: Timberbiz In a joint statement released at the margins of FAO’s C
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FAO says sustainable forestry is the heart of recovery – Build Back Better

A sustainable forest sector lies at the heart of COVID-19 recovery plans that seek to build back better, senior executives from the forest industry said in a statement released for the Food & Agriculture Organisation’s Committee on Forestry. Source: Timberbiz FAO’s Advisory Commit
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Wood Market Edge tracks complex global woodchip trade

Through IndustryEdge’s online platform, Wood Market Edge, woodchip exporters, pulp producers, traders, port authorities and others are tracking the increasingly complex global woodchip trade. Source: Timberbiz Using a mix of trade data, automated vessel tracking, port ‘watching’ and o
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DesignBUILD postponed again, now in late 2021

DesignBUILD has been postponed again due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it had been rescheduled to 11-13 May 2021 but now it has been moved to 11-13 October 2021 in Sydney. Originally the event was to be held in Melbourne in 2020. Source: Timberbiz Organis
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John Simon retires from Forest and Wood Products

  After eight years as a director, and five years as chairman, John Simon has advised that he plans to retire from the Forest and Wood Products board. Mr Simon said that next year FWPA would undertake a major refresh of its strategic direction, and that, in his view, it was impor
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