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Wood heaters regain popularity

Rising electricity and gas prices are forcing consumers to switch to wood heaters to heat their homes. Source: Adelaide Now
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Farm Forestry Toolbox Training in Queensland

The national Farm Forestry Toolbox is a set of tools to assist farmers and forest managers manage shelterbelts, plantations and native forests. These user-friendly tools offer ways to estimate the volume and value of potential wood production from plantations under different manag
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Gunns revalues assets

Gunns has said that it has been forced to revalue its forestry assets because of the ailing woodchip market. The revaluing of assets includes its 200,000-hectare Tasmanian forest estate. Source: ABC News, The Australian
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ETS scheme in New Zealand delayed

Forest owners say the New Zealand government appears to be unconcerned about the tide of European carbon credits flooding onto the New Zealand market. Source: New Zealand Herald,
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New restrictions for treated timber

New restrictions on the use of copper chrome arsenate (CCA) for treating timber came into place from 1 July 2012. Source: Timberbiz
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Australian Timber Flooring seminar in July

The Australian Timber Flooring Association (AFTA) alongside Flooring & Finishes will hold an AFTA Business and Industry Seminar Series on 20 July 2012 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Source: Timberbiz
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UK wood recycling defies recession

Britain’s growing network of community wood recycling enterprises has defied the recession to reach a key milestone. Source: Green Building Press
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Canadian mill – largest single line sawmill to service Australia

A Vancouver-based manufacturer of wood products has an ambitious plan to operate the largest single line sawmill on the coast of British Columbia. Source: Journal of Commerce
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New online tool to determine legal timber

The World Resources Institute (WRI) has announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources. Source: Sustainable Forestry Initiative
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