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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

Service with a smile

LONG-SERVING employees who have reached 40 year, 35 year and 25 year milestones with Forestry Tasmania have been recognised at events held at Smithton, Scottsdale, Hobart, and Geeveston.
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Hands-on learning programs on offer in Queensland

If ever you have wanted to know something about growing trees, then a series of Master Tree Grower South East Queensland programs is the obvious choice.
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Product development and research pays off

FORESTRY TASMANIA managing director Bob Gordon says the opening of the Ta Ann rotary peel veneer mill at the Smithton Wood Centre would benefit Tasmania by creating jobs and establishing new export markets. The new manufacturing enterprise follows almost 10 years of product developme
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Posthumous presentation of inaugural award

Stephen Jamieson, timberman and 25-year veteran firefighter who lost his life in January, has been posthumously awarded the inaugural Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) Lifetime Service Award.
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Workers crucial in helping to stabilise banks

BORAL TIMBER employees are firm in the belief that your word is your bond, even if it means a lot of extra work. They recently planted 1,000 trees and shrubs in the Wisemans Ferry area of NSW to honour a promise to Conservation Volunteers Australia during a promotion.
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Safety still a key factor despite the economy

SAFETY REMAINS a priority for business even in the face of global economic turmoil. This was borne out by the fact that there were more than 10,000 visits to the Safety Show Sydney this year.
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Forestry is at the crossroads

Forestry: a climate of change is the theme for the Institute of Foresters of Australia Conference at The Events Centre, Caloundra, Queensland, from 6-10 September, 2009.
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Campers asked to observe Solid Fuel Fire Ban

Numerous small fires have occurred of late in the Murray/Murrumbidgee region, and Forests NSW is concerned that some campers may not be paying attention to the Solid Fuel Fire Ban, that is now in place.
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Sister park agreement to benefit State

TASMANIA is set to benefit from the first formal sister forestry park relationship between Australia and China, following the signing of an historic agreement between Forestry Tasmania’s Tahune AirWalk and the Qiandao Lake Park at Hangzhou owned by China International Forest Travel.
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