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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Harvesting Tasmania’s forests for future sawlogs

Forestry Tasmania has contracted AKS Forest Solutions to selectively harvest a large area of native forest between Avoca and Bridport. Source: ABC Rural But far from clear-felling, the contractors will leave the very best trees to become top quality eucalypt sawlogs. About 1000 hectar
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Forest owners claim NZ will miss greenhouse targets

The New Zealand Government has rejected forest owners’ claims that New Zealand is going to miss its greenhouse gas reduction targets. Source: Radio New Zealand The Forest Owners Association said it was clear that New Zealand was going to fall short of its 2020 emissions reductio
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Greens say native forest logging loses $495 a hectare

Logging in the state forests has cost NSW more than $43 million over the past three years – money that would be better spent promoting tourism in the regions, according to the Greens. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald Each hectare felled costs taxpayers $495, with the losses in
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Protester may pay compensation for disruption

A protester who locked herself onto logging machinery in a Western Australian forest for seven hours may be forced to pay thousands of dollars in compensation, police say. Source: ABC News Margaret River woman Mira Clohessy locked herself onto the equipment at Mowen Forest in the Sout
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Abbott overruled Environment Minister over Tas Wilderness

A high-level Coalition split over forest policy was resolved only after Tony Abbott overruled his Environment Minister and ignored departmental advice. Source: The Australian The Coalition went to the September 2013 election promising to rescind a swath of the recently extended Tasman
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$7.1 million injection to SE forest

Phase three of the $27 million South East Forestry Partnerships Program, which supports the development of innovative new products and technologies, is now open. Source: Timberbiz The South Australian Government has committed $7.1 million to stimulate jobs and investment opportunities
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ForestWorks Innovation in Action

ForestWorks 7th Annual Industry Development Conference: Innovation in Action’s program has been released. Source: Timberbiz The Conference is a leading networking and information sharing opportunity for the industry. Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture wil
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A nanoHouse at Sydney’s Circular Quay

With the theme: WOOD: housing, health, humanity. – Planet Ark and Wood Naturally Better (FWPA’s generic marketing consumer brand) are celebrating World Wood Day by building a nanoHouse in front of the Customs House at Sydney’s Circular Quay. Souce: Timberbiz Prefabricated and designed
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Feel the Sen with wooden handlebars grips

                      The new Sen Comfort bicycle handlebar grips from Munich’s Velospring combine beautiful, ageless aesthetics with innovative technological design and the warmth of wood. Source: Gizmag, Velospring The war
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