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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Blue Tier makeover unveiled

Improvements to trails and other visitor facilities on the Blue Tier in Tasmania’s North East have been unveiled. The joint project by Forestry Tasmania and the Australian Government was completed through the Tasmanian Forest Tourism Initiative at a cost of $240,000.
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Bushfires make disaster book

A BOOK based on disasters that have shocked Australia would not be complete without a chapter dedicated to the Black Saturday fires that devastated so many.
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Size isn’t everything

Knowing where energy is being used is the secret to making carbon management an exercise in profitability rather than just compliance says Coffey Environments, a specialist sustainability engineering service with the benefit of 10 years experience assessing and analysing carbon footpr
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Salvage harvesting gets timber industry back on track

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) has commended the Brumby Government’s commitment to commence salvage harvesting as a priority within bushfire affected areas.
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Södra offers its members FSC certification

Södra has decided to offer FSC certification to its members.The reason behind the decision is the strong increase in demand for FSC-certified products. FSC certification of forest owners gives Södra greater earnings capability by enabling it to offer products that are FSC certified to
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West Fraser Timber trims lumber production again

VANCOUVER, British Columbia(Reuters): West Fraser Timber Co (WFT.TO) will cut back production at seven of its British Columbia sawmills because of continued weak lumber demand, the company said.
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Research sheds new light on water catchments

CONTROLLING forest density can help maintain stream flow levels, according to research findings presented at a recent Forestry Tasmania seminar.
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Wood fibre prices tumble globally

Global wood fibre prices in the 4Q/08 experienced the largest drop in over 20 years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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World Forestry Day

World Forestry Day has been celebrated around the world for 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the many benefits which we gain from them.
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