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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

China releases 2009 timber production plan

China’s annual timber production plan for 2009 has been released by the State Forestry Administration
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Cherry, maple popular on furniture

American cherry was the most popular choice for wood furniture at this fall's High Point Market, according to a survey by the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc. Knowing what happens in the finished goods marketplace helps lumber producers in purchasing tracts of timber for futu
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Cursory coverage for forestry during crucial talks

Here is Fitzpatrick Woods Consulting’s assessment of the hot topics tracked over the course of the United Nations climate change negotiations:-
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Efficient technology on show at WoodMac in China

WoodMac China 2009, the largest and longest running woodworking technology trade event in China, has recorded a 28% growth in area according to the organizers. Scheduled for 17-20 February 2009, WoodMac China and associated events FurniTek China (for hardware) and WoodBuild China (for
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New exhibitors and new fire and security area for Safety In Action

The 10,000 or more visitors expected to return to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre for Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling next March will see plenty of fresh OHS exhibitors and an entirely new fire and security feature area. The new feature area will host suppliers of f
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When slash becomes something special

There’s a special pre-show conference at Elmia Wood 2009 and basically it’s for international bioenergy pioneers.
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New tool monitors chemical risk factors

A Tasmanian adaptation of the CSIRO’s Pesticide Impact Rating Index (PIRI), which analyses the mobility and toxicity of chemicals according to site, operational and climatic conditions, is one of the latest aids for forestry workers.
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EITE – Right direction, long way to go

A3P, the peak body for the plantation products and paper industry, has acknowledged the Australian Government’s foresight in addressing the key issue for a non-global emission trading scheme through its recognition of emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industries in the Carbon Polluti
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Woodchips lead the way in export growth

The value of Australia’s forest product exports rose significantly in 2007-08, growing by 5% over the year to reach $2.5 billion, driven by woodchip export growth and to a lesser extent growth in recovered paper exports.
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