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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

Managing mechanised forest operations

As forest operations have become more and more mechanised over the last decade they have also become more capital intensive and more complex to manage. This, in combination with increased pressure on the forest industry to keep costs down to remain competitive, means that the manageme
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“That’s the biggest load of bunkum I’ve ever heard”

Glenn Britton doesn't mince words when talking about the pressure being applied by environmental groups in Tasmania to move the State's forestry industry entirely to plantation timber.
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FPC to celebrate Arbor Day with free seedlings

The Forest Products Commission plans to grow the benefits of native trees by celebrating Arbor Day 2010 with a give-away of thousands of seedlings.
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Hall of Fame function

The AFCA Conference and Hall of Fame dinner is fast approaching and if you haven’t already registered to attend, time is running out!
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Frame Australia 2010 Conference

The theme of this year’s Frame Australia 2010 conference is ‘Housing Construction and Sustainability’ with the program including housing industry participation by Mirvac Design, Henley Properties Group, HIA and MBA Victoria.
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Euroforest brings out the best in the industry

Euroforest, one of the leading forestry equipment shows in Europe, will be held in Burgundy, France, on 18-19 June. An initiative of the Burgundy ‘interprofession’, Aprovalbois and the Burgundy-Limousin forestry cooperative, the event boasts a 150ha open air demo theatre in the Charol
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Harvest & Haul Conference a major milestone for forestry contractors

The Australian Forest Contractors Association Harvest & Haul Conference and Trade Expo on 3 June at Coffs Harbour is being touted as one of the best events ever organized by the association.
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TIS Workshops

The Department of Primary Industries is inviting you to attend upcoming Timber Industry Strategy workshops, facilitated by Trees Victoria, coming to various regions around the state.
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Trial by fire: testing a ‘bushfire-proof’ house design

Weather permitting, CSIRO scientists will ‘flame-test’ a steel-framed house near Mogo on the NSW south coast ON FRIDAY, 16 APRIL, to see how the structure withstands realistic bushfire conditions.
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