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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Making money from trees

GROWING TREES for timber is relatively easy, but making them pay for themselves can be much more challenging. The high up-front costs and long time frames before harvest and sale can be daunting for smaller timber growers who are often in market competition with large industrial growe
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LIGNA 2011 technology tour with Weinig and Jacks

The first LIGNA as a ‘stand-alone-show’ was in 1975, and at the last exhibition in 2009 there were nearly 1800 exhibitors from 50 countries presenting their products. With over 130,000m2 and 80,000 visitors LIGNA is the world’s No 1 event for the timber and forest industry. LIGNA 20
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MEDIA RELEASE – Global CCS Institute Taps Key Canadian Project to Share Experience and Knowledge

CANBERRA, 29 November, 2010 – Project Pioneer, an ‘early mover’ in carbon capture and storage (CCS), became today the latest project to be tapped by the Global CCS Institute for emerging hands-on knowledge and expertise that can help overcome key barriers facing the technology’s world
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Review will testify Australia has most credible standards for forest industry

KEY STAKEHOLDERS in Australia’s forest and timber industries will be engaged in a two-year revision of the Australian Standards for sustainable forest management and the chain of custody process.
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City of Mt Gambier – LOG TRUCKS READY TO ROLL IN FORESTRY FIGHT

A convoy of up to 30 log trucks and support industry vehicles from the State’s South East will rumble into Adelaide Wednesday morning (24th November) to protest against the ‘forward sale’ of Forestry SA plantation harvest rights. The heavily-laden vehicles are expected to interrupt pe
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MEDIA RELEASE – John Brumby and Victorian Labor – BAILLIEU EMBRACES TONY ABBOTT’S CLIMATE SCEPTICISM

Ted Baillieu has revealed today that he has no real plan to tackle climate change, Environment and Climate Change Minister Gavin Jennings said.
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Timber imports standout performer in 2009-10

Timber imports continue to be an increasingly critical ingredient in Australia’s house construction industry. Technical manager for the Australian Timber Importers Federation John Halkett says that “flat” domestic production in categories like structural pine and hardwood boards has
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Tropical forestry think tank

The prospects for the forestry and the wood products industry to further contribute to economic and social goals in northern Australia was under the spotlight in Sydney last week at a meeting of the Northern Australia Forestry Project technical team.
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City of Mt Gambier – FOLEY’S POETRY LEAVES FORESTRY REGION CONFUSED

To sell or not to sell the State’s forests – that is the question. And there’s strong fears in the South East that Treasurer Kevin Foley may have already made up his mind, but is not willing to admit it. Mr Foley has publicly confirmed that the forward sale of forestry plantations has
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