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

KIPT rejects $20m offer to buy plantation land

An offer to buy the fire-damaged bluegum plantations on Kangaroo Island and return them to farmland has been out to the owners. Converting Kangaroo Island’s burnt timber plantations to farming land would boost the island’s economy, provide extra jobs and reduce the fire risk, some com
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Red Stag to open new CLT plant to address NZ timber shortage

Red Stag in New Zealand has announced that it will open a new wood processing plant in a few weeks to produce CLT. It is hoped that the new plant may help alleviate the country’s timber shortage according to Red Stage group CEO Marty Verry. Source: Timberbiz The plant, says Verry, wil
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Sodra’s new plant to increase production of frames 10 fold

Södra is investing in a new facility that will increase the production capacity of timber frames ten-fold. The facility is expected to be commissioned in mid-2022 and is being built at its plant in Värö, north of Varberg in Sweden, where Södra’s first CLT facility is located. Source:
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Morbark option reduces damage to wood hog horizontal grinders

Morbark recently introduced a new patent-pending Vtection system option for their 3000, 3400, and 6400 series Wood Hog Horizontal Grinders. The Vtection system monitors rotor vibration to reduce damage from contact with un-shreddable objects or other causes of damaging vibration like
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Canada suffers 8 months of blockades to logging in BC

Canada’s British Columbia (BC) Supreme Court has reserved a decision on an injunction application by logging company Teal Jones Group to remove protesters and blockades from its logging operations near Port Renfrew. In its application, Teal Jones asked for the removal of an eight-mont
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Myrtle rust research shared at symposium

Leading experts have come together to share their research as part of a national action plan to combat the highly invasive fungal disease myrtle rust. Acting Chief Environmental Biosecurity Officer Elyse Herrald-Woods said the symposium offered the opportunity for experts across gover
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10 technically tailored trees for Traralgon

An exciting milestone was reached at the Latrobe Creative Precinct as the last of the 10 feature “trees” were installed. The 10 “trees” – up to 8.5m high – have been created in conjunction with Australian Sustainable Hardwoods’ technical partner TGA Engineering to be a feature of the
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Farm Foresters conference shows what’s needed to meet future needs

Farm foresters in New Zealand are now fully informed on how to play a role in helping role solve NZ land use issues according to the incoming Farm Foresters Association president, Graham West.  This is after their 5-day annual conference in Wellington where they were addressed by the
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KIPT drowns logs to keep them safe and sound

Sprinklers have been activated at the dam on Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber’s Macgill property where the company will store more than 100,000 tonnes of pine. The pine logs, harvested from the fire-damaged Gosse West plantation will be preserved in preparation as the company awaits
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