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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

Supporting special species sector

The Tasmanian Government is committed to unlocking Tasmania’s production forests to create jobs in regional Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz “Special species timber is an iconic part of our forest industry and our economy, incorporating boat builders, furniture makers and other craft
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Forestry to protect incomes after Brexit

Brexit is probably the biggest political and economic event of recent times facing Ireland’s economy and, also, its forestry sector. Source: Agriland Given the Irish agricultural sector’s dependence on the UK market, particularly for beef exports, farmers may need to look at alternati
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Beechwood bike

If you’re a pre-professional design student, you could cut the frame from two sheets of plywood, slap a full-length bench seat on it, shellac it, and call it good. Source: Timberbiz Well, at least that’s what Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design student Tamás Túri did. The Hungari
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Living off the logs in NZ

Setting the political issues aside, the logging industry can be viewed in a completely different light. Whanganui-based Hickford Logging is just an 8-man band at the coalface harvesting a 260-hectare pine forest in the steep hills inland from Maxwell, yet an entire community feasts of
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Forestry NSW replants eucalypt plantations

Forestry Corporation of NSW has completed a two-week operation to replant the eucalypt plantations harvested last year in Tarkeeth State Forest, but concerned residents have dubbed the announcement as “window dressing”. Source: Coffs Coast Advocate A logging operation has been t
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Hydrowood’s lost treasure of rare timber resurfaces

Beneath the dark, frigid waters of Tasmania’s hydro-electric lakes lies a vast, lost treasure. The island’s hydro schemes — constructed throughout the 20th century — dragged its economy into the industrial age. Source: The Australian They also flooded large tracts of old-growth forest
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$145 to restore native beech forests

A further NZ$145,000 will be invested in the restoration of native beech forests in New Zealand, boosting the Government’s efforts to protect our native species, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced. Source: Scoop NZ The funding from the Government’s Community Enviro
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VicForests 2017 Resource Outlook

VicForests has released its 2017 Resource Outlook which forecasts the amount of high quality timber that can be commercially supplied from State forests in eastern Victoria on a sustainable basis. Source: Timberbiz Nathan Trushell, Acting CEO VicForests said the Resource Outlook is de
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Grinder to divert timber waste in WA

Representatives from Ceduna, Streaky Bay and Wudinna councils in Western Australia were on hand last Friday for a demonstration of the benefits of a new horizontal grinder which was purchased by Ceduna Recycling. Source: West Coast Sentinel A $110,000 grant received earlier this year
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