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Timber Offsite conference deferred to June 2021

The impact of COVID-19 will continue to disrupt the world for some time and has made it necessary to defer the annual Timber Offsite Construction conference and exhibition to June next year. Source: Timberbiz The new timing will be Monday and Tuesday 21-22 June 2021 at the Crown Prome
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Unbalanced ABC reporting of RFAs confirmed

A complaint of unbalanced reporting and biased coverage of the Victorian Regional Forest Agreement made by AFPA has been upheld by the ABC. In early April ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed a member of the Goongera Environment Centre which was highly critical of the recently re-signed Vi
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Sumitomo develops new fireproof wooden beam

Sumitomo Forestry announced that its in-house developed wooden beam has received certification as a two-hour fireproof structural member in February 2020 in Japan, while the pillar  passed the performance evaluation test for a two-hour fireproof structural member in March. Source: Tim
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Forest fibre use in clothing is on the up, but there are downsides

The use of forest fibres in clothing is on the rise and is increasingly in the spotlight. On the one hand, this is great news, as forest fibres provide a renewable and recyclable source of material for our clothes. But, on the other hand, we don’t always know where these fibres come f
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Grab a quick Cat for any excavator

Cat pin grabber couplers bring a new level of productivity allowing the operator to change tools in a matter of seconds rather than minutes. Excavators of similar sizes can share attachments. Source: Timberbiz With the addition of the VB and HB sizes of pin grabber couplers, there is
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Tall pole for tall ship

Foresters in Western Australia have forged a link to the sea thanks to a partnership with the WA Museum. The State’s leading history buff reached out to the Forest Products Commission (FPA) recently with a request for a couple of long, straight, strong jarrah poles suitable for masts
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Directory of Tasmanian Forestry Services available

Growing and marketing trees requires expertise. In Tasmania, that expertise is readily available. The Directory of Tasmanian Forestry Services is a listing of the contacts required to grow, manage, harvest and sell trees in Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz From agricultural contractors, to
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Forestry scholarships in NZ for Maori and women

Applications have opened for 2021 Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships, which will support more Māori and women to pursue careers in forestry science. According to the recently released Forestry and Wood Processing Workforce Action Plan, Māori make up only 22% of the forestr
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Master Builders supports plans for building sector and industrial relations changes

The Prime Minister’s speech to signpost the Government’s approach to building economic recovery was encouraging on many fronts. According to Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia the Prime Minister’s recognition that there is much worse economic news to come is important espec
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