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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Keep up with the revolution in offsite timber construction

Smart technology is changing everything. The advances taking place in the offsite manufacture of timber frame and mass wood buildings for residential and commercial buildings, is nothing short of revolutionary. New and smart technologies are improving productivity and speed of constru
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Institute of Foresters call for papers

The Institute of Foresters of Australia and the New Zealand Institute of Forestry have made a call for papers for the joint conference 25-28 August (Christchurch) 2019. The theme for this major conference is: The Forest Newsfeed: Communicating Forestry in the Connected Age. Source: Ti
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Australian Paper gets enviro tick for waste disposal energy

Australian Paper’s $600 million energy from waste proposal at its Latrobe Valley plant has been given an ‘environmental tick’ from EPA Victoria. The EPA has issued a Works Approval, which means the project meets the EPA’s stringent emissions standards. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timbe
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Wooden tyres with renewable tread

Wooden tyres don’t have the best ring to them, but Michelin firmly believes they’ll be a reality in 2020. The French tyre maker told Motoring of its plans to introduce wood into tyres, and it’s all about moving away from oil. Cyrille Roget, Michelin’s worldwide
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Women lead in verified teak furniture exports from Indonesia

Maria Murliantini is a trailblazer, the factory she owns in Indonesia’s furniture making capital Jepara was one of the first to export only products made from verified legal teak to buyers in the EU. Her efforts are helping to build Jepara’s reputation as a home to legally-registered
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Elmia builds for the future

Jönköping City Council has given the green light for Elmia’s planned development of its facilities. The first shovel will be put in the ground in autumn and the new exhibition hall of 10,000 square metres is scheduled for completion by 2021. Source: Timberbiz “It’s a hugely pleasing a
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Member for Logan sees tall timber buildings grow the economy

Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building situated in King Street, Bowen Hills (Queensland) and comprising of 3097 individual timber elements, has just been officially opened. The Lendlease development heralds opportunities for the Queensland’s forest and timber industry,
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One Billion Trees Fund launched in NZ

New Zealand Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor launched the One Billion Trees Fund – a crucial step toward achieving the goal of planting at least one billion trees by 2028. Led by Te Uru Rākau – Forestry New Zealand, the Fund provides NZ$118 millio
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Three NSW regional agreements renewed

The three New South Wales Regional Forest Agreements have been renewed by the Federal and State Governments, giving the timber industry access to the state’s native forests for another 20 years. The agreements were signed off by the federal Agriculture Minister, David Littleproud; the
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