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

Harvestco gets contract for Kangaroo Island harvesting needs workers

National forestry services company Harvestco is looking for extra staff to help in the harvesting of timber on Kangaroo Island. Harvestco has been awarded the contract to harvest, store and stockpile the first 200,000 tonnes of pine in the Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers estate. A
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STT agrees to halt logging in 49 coupes

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and the Bob Brown Foundation have reached an agreement with STT agreeing to halt logging in 49 coupes in the North Eastern tiers. Sources: Mercury, Timberbiz The agreement means a Federal Court injunction battle scheduled for Monday this week did not go ahe
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Public asked to find giant Taiwanese trees

The Council of Agriculture’s Forestry Research Institute in Taiwan has invited the public to participate in a project to map Taiwan’s remaining “giant trees.” A researcher has challenged people to find a tree taller than the current record holder, which is a 79.1m Taiwanese cypress in
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Record year for Swedish seedlings, even frozen ones

Last year was a record year for SCA Sweden’s NorrPlant seedling operation with 103.5 million seedlings delivered, which is over a million more than before. SCA has never delivered as many seedlings as in 2020. Source: Timberbiz “We delivered 103.5 million seedlings, which is over a mi
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Forest related disasters analysed in new publication

FAO has published a new study on forest-related disasters that will help contribute to the development of effective responses for future incidents. Forest-related disasters – Three case studies and lessons for management of extreme events assesses three major disasters that affected f
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What contributed to fires on Kangaroo Island

On the first anniversary of the Ravine Bushfire which burned 150,000 ha and tragically took two lives on Kangaroo Island, Keith Lamb, Chair of South Australian Forest Products Association (SAFPA), and Managing Director of Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT), has reflected on pol
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Back to BASIX

The transformation of BASIX (Building Sustainability Index) is underway, with a number of significant changes implemented to provide greater flexibility and enable more innovative and sustainable design solutions. Source: Timberbiz The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) is an onlin
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Home building grant boosts Queensland industries

Queensland’s regional building industry is kicking off the New Year on a high note, with the Palaszczuk government confirming it has extended the Regional Home Building boost grant until 31 March 2021. Source: Timberbiz The expansion of the grant will see eligible new home buyers cont
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New project manager for Pilot NSW North East Hub

Dr Stephanie Hernandez has been appointed project manager for the pilot NSW North East Pilot Forestry Hub. Andrew Hurford from Hurford’s Hardwood at Lismore is inaugural president. Source: Timberbiz Dr Hernandez holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Master of Science from Jame
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