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

Quintis gains grant to upgrade machinery

Western Australia’s Quintis Sandalwood has received a $500,000 grant to upgrade its production line and install sophisticated machinery in the processing centre at Kununurra and the distillery at Albany – expected to create around 20 new permanent full-time jobs. Source: Timberb
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Workers at Allied Natural Wood timber hub stood down

Workers at Allied Natural Wood Enterprises timber hub have been stood down pending a court ruling today that the DA for its facility is invalid. Source: Eden Magnet The move by ANWE management pre-empted the ruling in the Land and Environment Court on October 15, that the development
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Focus of new study is to improve our forestry R&D

A new $1.3 million feasibility study including targeted stakeholder consultation is looking at how best to improve research and development in the forestry sector, including the option of a National Institute for Forest Products Innovation. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for For
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FSC leadership awards

Forest Stewardship Council has announced its 2021 FSC Leadership Awards in the US, recognizing uncommon excellence that advances responsible forest management and forest conservation. Source: Timberbiz “The depth and breadth of the award winners this year is truly inspiring,” said Chr
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Short film on Hurricane Michael that destroyed 72m tons of timber

This new short film from state foresters takes place in Calhoun County, Florida, where a disastrous hurricane robbed timber farmers of their livelihoods. “Forgotten Storm” includes first-hand accounts of Hurricane Michael and details the community’s long road to recovery. Source: Timb
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New TR Forest 2 tyres for forestry tractors

Nokian’s new TR Forest 2 tyre offers forest-proven strength and stability for light and medium weight forestry tractors. For many years, the Nokian TR Forest tyre has been a proven, reliable choice for light and medium weight forestry tractors. Now the tyre has added features without
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Pine-to-natives project gains financial assistance from Pan Pac

New Zealand’s largest ‘pine to natives’ forest conversion project has been given a NZ$15,000 cash injection by a leading producer of radiata pine products. The initiative by Hawke’s Bay-based Forest Lifeforce Restoration Trust (FLRT) is converting the former Maungataniwha Pine Forest
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Sculptform showroom shortlisted for interior award

Architecture studio Woods Bagot has used sculptural timber battens to create pathways through this immersive showroom space in Melbourne, designed for local cladding manufacturer Sculptform. Source: Dezeen The mixed-use space is located at the ground level of a tower in central Melbou
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A snapshot to show forestry is the answer to climate questions

The Australian Forest Products Association has launched Storing Carbon For A Cleaner Future: A Snapshot, which clearly and succinctly explains the role forest industries are playing and can play in climate change mitigation. Source: Timberbiz “Storing Carbon For A Cleaner Future: A Sn
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