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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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Applications now open for the FWPA Denis Cullity Fellowship program

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is pleased to announce funding for up to two international collaborative research projects in 2010 for leading Australian forest and wood product scientists, through its annual Denis Cullity Fellowship program.
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New secretary for Gottstein Trust

Peter Gunnersen, Chairman of the J. W. Gottstein Memorial Trust Fund, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Silvia Pongracic as the incoming Secretary of the Trust, following the resignation of the current Secretary, Dr Adrian Wallis.
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Forest Products Market Update

Domestic softwood sawlog prices have moved up in Russia in 2009 both in Ruble and in US dollar terms. In the 4Q, the average pine log prices were over 30% higher than in the 1Q/09 (in Ruble terms they were up 15% during the year), as reported in the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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New Zealand timber prices facing pressure

Unprecedented demand for timber, largely from China, is pushing the price higher for local processors, according to the New Zealand Pine Manufacturers Association.
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Meca appoints new general manager

Meca Racking Solutions has appointed Stuart Haines as its new general manager.
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AHEC to drive wood product certification and green building debate at ‘Dubai WoodShow 2010’

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, is set to discuss key updates on wood product certification and the green building movement at the upcoming ‘Dubai WoodShow 2010’, the Middle East's only wood-f
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Pine beetle epidemic to affect lumber supply continent-wide

A new report on the mountain pine beetle epidemic describes it as one of North America's largest natural environmental disasters that will put an estimated 16 major sawmills out of business in B.C. and lead to long-term lumber shortages in the United States.
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