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Native timber showcase and design competition

‘A deep rich valley clothed with magnificent trees… in all my travels, I have never seen anything to equal the beauty of the vegetation.’ These were the words by botanist William Guilfoyle in 1869 to describe travelling up the Tweed River with Mount Warning, or Wollumbin, in the backg
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Vicforests provides work plus helps regional communities

The Rubicon State forest has been a vital resource in supplying quality timber products to Victorians and supporting the regional economy for more than 100 years. Source: Timberbiz Andy McGuire, Regional Manager VicForests, said that timber harvesting was historically the major indust
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Hyne provides BIM content for GLT

Hyne Timber is the first Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturer in Australia to provide Building Information Modelling (BIM) content for GLT in accordance with recently developed AS/NZS BIM standards. Source: Timberbiz Revit software users can now access the Hyne Timber ‘GLT F
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7.3 million trees planted through Ministry for Primary Industries

The launch of the Government’s Provincial Growth Programme is expected to result in Hawke’s Bay benefiting from an increase in commercial forestry plantings. Source: New Zealand Herald As part of the program, Pamu Farms of New Zealand (formerly Landcorp) will plant up 1000
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Music to your ears through wood

The Melbourne Recital Centre is an acclaimed music destination combining architectural innovation and acoustic perfection within its two performance spaces to showcase the best music, artists and ensembles from around the world. Source: Timberbiz and Responsible Wood The centre’s inte
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Indoor workers happier if enveloped in wood

It may come as no surprise that research funded by a timber lobby group has found wood finishes in offices make employees happier and more productive. Source: Australian Financial Review The Forest & Wood Products Australia-funded survey of 1000 indoor workers found those exposed
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ForestWorks feedback wanted on draft project outlines 

ForestWorks is currently preparing two project outline documents called ‘Cases for Change’ for which they are seeking input. Source: Timberbiz Feedback is sought to guide the need for projects to develop skills and training products in the following areas: loading and unlo
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Red Stag to invest $20m for cross-lamination plant

Red Stag Group, which runs the largest sawmill in the Southern Hemisphere, plans to invest more than NZ$20 million developing a largescale cross-laminated timber plant at its wood processing site in Rotorua. Sources: NZ Advisor, Stuff NZ The plant is expected to be operational by mid-
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Program connects students and forestry

When Jake Davis has to decide what to do after high school, he’ll have a good feel for the forestry industry. Source: Timmins Today The Grade 11 student was one of more than 30 students from Englehart, Iroquois Falls and Matachewan First Nation in Canada to take part in the Forestry C
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