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Eden-Monaro bushfire recovery fund applications close soon

Community groups right across Eden-Monaro are working furiously towards the upcoming deadline for the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund. Source: Timberbiz Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain said the fund closed on 28 January 2021 and will provide $250 million of funding
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Pine log yard development for Eden

Since the devastating 2020 bushfires, vital revenue from softwood export log sales together with woodchip sales from interim woodchip operations has allowed Allied Natural Wood Exports (ANWE) to retain employment during the rebuild of the Eden wood processing and export facility. Sour
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Not all NSW timber industry affected by China ban

The local timber industry in the Snowy Valleys has been largely unaffected by the recent ban on New South Wales timber being imported to China. Source: Tumut and Adelong Times Just before Christmas, China suspended imports of timber from NSW and Western Australia, with local customs o
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A chip off the old block

Less than a year ago, Folkhem launched the first homes in the Cederhusen project in Sweden, which will be Stockholm’s first inner city block in solid wood. Source: Timberbiz There has been great interest in the project with more than 70% of the 111 homes released for sale alread
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Wood packaged in wood wins international award

Stora Enso’s design for eco-friendly pellet packaging was awarded with a prestigious Worldstar award. The renewable and recyclable packaging is designed for heavy use in transporting and warehousing of wood pellets for heating. Source: Timberbiz The awarded packaging is a sustainable
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Sealaska leaves logging after 40 years

Sealaska Corporation is getting out of the logging business after more than 40 years. Source: Raven Radio Foundation, Juneau Empire The move by one of the region’s economic powerhouses is the latest sign of Southeast Alaska’s economic transition away from logging. “Logging created val
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Queensland’s timber hub boasts a long list of timber names

  When Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood relocated to its new office, an opportunity arose for both to create a “Timber Hub” – a shared vision showcasing Responsible Wood certified Queensland timber species to visitors and stakeholders alike. Source: Timberbiz Working with l
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Dogs springing to work in detecting kauri dieback

Four-year old English springer spaniel Pip and 5-year-old terrier Mawhai are being phased into operation, which will begin with the testing of soil samples from possibly infected kauri trees. Source: Stuff NZ A select few people including Auckland mayor Phil Goff were invited to watch
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New record for new dwellings

The number of loans for the construction of a new dwelling rose for the sixth consecutive month in November to reach a new record, according the Housing Industry Association. Source: Timberbiz HIA economist Angela Lillicrap said this was the highest result for the second month in a ro
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