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Grafton sawmillers in limbo

The fate of 13 Grafton Sawmill employees has been left in limbo since the announcement of the company’s liquidation. Source: The Clarence Valley Daily Examiner At a general meeting of the members of the company on February 11, it was resolved that the company would be wound up a
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CAR dragon stops logging in WA

A ‘CAR dragon’ was used to halt logging as protesters stepped up their fight at Helms Forest near Nannup in WA’s South-West. Source: Perth Now Protesters blocked the road with an old car with a hole cut in the floor and positioned over a steel pipe embedded in the road below it. On We
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Launch of Sawdoctor training facilities

New South Wales new Sawdoctor training facilities will be launched later in March. Source: Timberbiz This is touted as another major step forward in training for the forestry and timber industry. The facilities will be located at TAFE NSW’s Riverina Institute on the Tumut Campus with
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Safety priority in forest & wood products

  Safety in the Victorian forest and wood products industry is of paramount importance and the focus of the Forest Industry Safety Summit 2015, which was held Tuesday and Wednesday in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz Tim Johnston, CEO of the Victorian Association of Forest Industries
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Dust free wood combustion

About 15 million wood-fired stoves and combustion systems exist in Germany, including central-heating boilers for apartment houses. They are subject to strict clean air regulations. Source: Phys Org New wood-fired boilers exceeding emission limits for particles have to be equipped wit
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Vienna’s 275 foot tall wooden building

Next year in Vienna, architects will start working on a 275-foot-tall building made almost entirely out of wood. Source: Popular Science The Guardian reported that the approximately 25-story building will cost 60 million Euros ($67 million) and will save 2800 tons of carbon emissions
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Modern logging benefits rainforest

The modern logging technique greatly benefits rainforest wildlife for maintaining biodiversity in tropical forests that are used for timber production, according to a recent study. Source: University Herald Ecology (DICE) at the University of Kent say that with over 4 million km2 of t
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NEFA claims of phantom timber

‘Phantom’ timber that was ‘gifted’ to the logging industry is now turning into real cash – millions of dollars for millers – and there are no hollow logs to pull it from, according to a north coast forest group. Source: Echo Daily Recently released data proves that the $8.55 million s
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New Zealand’s largest log house for sale

A property that is believed to be New Zealand’s biggest log house is on the market. Source: The New Zealand Herald It has a sprawling floor space more than three times the average Kiwi home. The gigantic, rustic Central Otago property was built in 2009. It features four bedrooms
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