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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Davids Timber launches their innovative LOSP treatment plant

On Friday 18th November, Davids Timber, Victoria’s leading outdoor timber wholesalers, launched their new Light Organic Solvent Preservative (LOSP) treatment plant at their factory in South Dandenong. MC’d by Tony Wilson, of Race Around the World fame, and launched by the Hon. Louise
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WOODCO’S STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN – REGIONAL WORKSHOP

Many of you will have been involved in and have seen the Woodco Industry Strategy Study which recommended that Woodco develop an Industry Strategic Action Plan. A project team has developed a draft of this plan. This will be presented at regional workshops. We want your feedback and
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Weak Home Building Conditions No Excuse to Ignore Longer-Term Skilled Labour Needs

The latest HIA Trades Report, a survey of the Housing Industry Association’s builder and sub-contractor members, provides new evidence of the continuing weakness in new home building as we head towards the end of 2011. HIA Acting Chief Economist, Andrew Harvey, said that the pressure
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Special timbers sector endangered by Tas Forestry IGA – Media release from Senator Richard Colbeck

Stakeholders of Tasmania’s valuable special timbers sector who are unhappy with the industry-destroying Tasmanian forestry Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) have the backing of the Federal Coalition. Coalition Forestry spokesman Senator Richard Colbeck said concerns raised by furnitur
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NEWS RELEASE – EOI ON FOREST FORWARD ROTATIONS NOW UNDER WAY

The first stage for the sale of up to three forest rotations in the state’s South-East is now under way. Treasurer Jack Snelling has announced the process has now begun with the Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) open to the market. “This is the start of the competitive tender
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Decision support tools profiled for Australian foresters

As well as the very latest data collection, mapping and inventory tools that have already been detailed in a previous update, forest management and estate planning have also been added to this year’s ForestTECH 2011 series. Like remote sensing, foresters involved in the design of this
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Minister Walsh commits to timber industry future at VAFI Annual Dinner – Media release

Over 200 representatives from the forest and wood products industry, government, academia and media gathered in the Crown River Room in Southbank on Friday, 4 November for the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) Annual Dinner.
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A Message from Bob Gordon, Managing Director Forestry Tasmania

It's been a month of quite momentous and positive change for Forestry Tasmania and the forest industry. Given the magnitude of the change, it's worth bringing you up to date with at least some of the major developments. Perhaps the most important, from our perspective, has been the c
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FSC CERTIFICATION ACHIEVED BY FOREST MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Forest management company SFM Forest Products (SFM) today announced it has gained certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for forest management. The certification is based on a unique group scheme that enables eligible landowners the opportunity to gain FSC certificati
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