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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

The history of Gympie timber

Gympie’s timber history began in earnest soon after gold was discovered in 1867 by James Nash, and the industry has been at the heart of Gympie ever since. Source: Gympie Times Following alluvial fossicking, and when mining began, timber became vital for the safe construction of mine
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NZ government alerted to Kauri sell off

Government officials have checked out a company which seems to offer bulk swamp kauri on a Chinese e-commerce site but say no laws have been broken. Source: New Zealand Herald The rupturing of a vital fuel pipeline near Ruakaka last month – possibly after it was damaged by a dig
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New Zealanders put stop on replanting trees

Some New Zealand forest owners are suspending replanting of trees and re-thinking investments as the country’s third-largest export earner finds itself in the sights of maverick politician Winston Peters’ protectionist agenda. Sources: Today Online, Reuters The election ki
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AFPA supports Government’s tough attitude to illegal logging

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s announcement that while it is staying tough on illegal logging, it continues to streamline and reform Australia’s illegal logging regulations for more effective compliance and fair trade. Source:
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Government moves against illegal logging

Australia’s illegal logging laws are being improved to reduce compliance costs for timber importers and processors. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, said the government had worked closely with stakeholders to cut red tape y
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Demand for paper drops

Australia’s total demand for paper and paperboard fell 4.4% in the 2016-17 financial year. Source: Industry Edge In volume terms the decline was more than 143,000 tonnes. The drop was driven lower by a plunge in consumption of newsprint and progressively lower demand for other printin
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OneFortyOne confidential document with ForestrySA

The future of the South-East’s timber supply could be at risk because of the State Government’s deal for the controversial sale of the state’s forests. Source: Adelaide Now The Advertiser has obtained the lease agreement on the government’s sale of the ForestrySA harvesting rights to
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Forestry to add $41m and 234 new jobs on Kangaroo Island

The forestry industry will create 234 jobs on Kangaroo Island and contribute more than $41 million to its economy annually, according to an economic impact report prepared by EconSearch. Source: Timberbiz A comparison with other agriculture on the island shows plantation forestry will
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How to grow Eucalypts for poles

The two species that grow well in hotter, drier areas are eucalyptus camaldulensis and eucalyptus tereticornis. Source: New Vision Uganda Growing Eucalyptus well is not easy and requires careful cultural practices, especially the use of improved seeds, intensive land preparation and t
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