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Parkside Timber purchases two WA mills

More Western Australian jobs are expected to be created in the local forestry industry over the coming months with Queensland miller, Parkside Timber purchasing two South-West mills. Source: Timberbiz Parkside Timber, a Queensland-based company, has a long history of creating hardwood
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Timber framing campaign

The Australian Forest Products Association has launched a new education and promotion campaign called ‘Timber Framing – The Ultimate Renewable’. The campaign promotes the many benefits of using renewable timber framing products to supply chain partners, builders and consumers. Source:
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Timber Release Plan – VicForests’ open house in Gippsland

VicForests is inviting the community to learn more about proposed changes to the Timber Release Plan (TRP) 2019 at an Open House in Traralgon on 11 December 2019. Regular revision of the TRP is an important part of VicForests’ routine planning for timber harvesting in Victoria’s east.
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US to provide payments for loss of timber in hurricanes

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that for the first time ever they will provide payments for loss of timber as a result of hurricanes in 2018. The recently announced Timber Block Grants have given rise to hope that in addition to reforestation and clean-up funds, land
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Climate effect report is a positive for Sweden

According to a new report, Södra has a positive impact on global climate change, equivalent to 20% of Sweden’s combined emissions of CO₂ equivalents. The measurements are based on the growth rate of forests owned by Södra’s 52,000 members, and the effects of forest products when they
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PEFC General Assembly in Germany

Responsible Wood continues to grow from strength to strength, with the growth of the Australian scheme recognised during the PEFC General Assembly in Wurzburg, Germany. Source: Timberbiz The PEFC Family gathered to celebrate 20 years of PEFC, the world’s largest forest certification s
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Sobering reminder of Xmas work celebrations

An alarming trend which highlights the dangers for employers that can occur at this time of the year is the annual work Christmas function. In a case that was brought before the relevant federal industrial tribunal it was held that the dismissal of an employee for drunken behaviour at
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Coronet Forest harvesting awarded early to curtail wildings

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) announced the contract for the harvest of Coronet Forest, New Zealand which was awarded to Mike Hurring Logging and work began Monday 2 December 2019. Source: Timberbiz Established over several years between 1984 and 1996, Coronet Forest consis
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KIPT to close chapter for timber milling on the island

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber (KIPT) has entered into an agreement that it expects will lead to the sale and removal of the main sawmill equipment that comprises the green mill, dry mill and drying kilns at its Heartland Hub (former Timber Creek Mill) site, along with various asso
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