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China calls for countries to accept its certification

Representatives from the State Forestry Administration of China (SFA) called on countries worldwide to adopt China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) certified products in their national procurement policies. Source: Financial Post
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Plastic forest in Broken Hill

Residents of Broken Hill woke to a surprise this week, with a Lego forest blooming from the red soil overnight to create a colourful contrast against the vibrant desert landscape. Source: The Australian
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Gunns mine restoration no go

Local businessmen have given up on the restoration of a former Gunns timber mill in Collie, Western Australia, which was closed in 2007. Source: Collie Mail
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WA forests to protect Aboriginal heritage

Traditional owners of south-west forests will meet staff from the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) to discuss ways of protecting the cultural values of Western Australian forests. Source: ABC News
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Buildings on the rise

Building approvals were strong in May 2012, in a rare piece of positive news for the new home building sector, said the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry. Source: Timberbiz
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Friday is Chippy’s day

Now in its fourth year, National Carpenters Day is celebrated with free barbecues held throughout Australia. In fact, 10,000 carpenters are expected to attend nearly 200 barbecues. Source: Timberbiz
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Markets for Change up a tree with koalas

Markets for Change continues its hallmark deceit and trickery with a sham report into koala habitat and forestry in New South Wales according to Senator Richard Colbeck. Source: Timberbiz
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Scottish forests – high land value

Returns on Scottish forests hit record highs in 2011 as demand for “alternative assets” among investors continued to rise, a report is set to reveal this week. Source: The Scotsman
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Wood pellets use embodied in federal law

Pending legislation in the US could open up wider domestic markets for wood fuel pellets and force federal agencies to give preferential consideration to the product. Source: Biomass magazine
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