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

EU money for forestry program in Ireland

Tom Hayes, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture with special responsibility for forestry announced that the Government has secured state aid approval for a new forestry program in Ireland. Source: Irish Farmers’ Journal Highlights of the new program include €428 million
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High tech monitoring of old growth Tas forests

Drones, laser scanners, planes and sharp shooters have been put to work in the Tasmanian forest to better understand the environmental effects of forest management regimes. Source: Timberbiz Researchers from The University of Queensland worked with CSIRO, Forestry Tasmania and the Uni
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Hunting down Red Stag

New Zealand’s largest sawmill, Rotorua’s Red Stag Timber, has announced a major new television program sponsorship, called The Red Stag Timber Hunters Club. Source: Rotorua Daily Post The 10 part series, to be broadcast on Sky Sport starting in April, travels the length an
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Marcia couldn’t blow this wooden house down

An award-winning temporary house for disaster victims, designed by three Innovative Central Queensland University students, has withstood Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Sources: The Mornington Bulletin, Infolink Taking home the top prize at the 2014 The Big Idea competition, Angus Hughes, J
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WA Greens – ban logging during fire bans

The WA Greens have called for a rethink on logging in forests during fire bans, after the State Government revealed chainsaws and heavy machinery are used despite Department of Fire and Emergency Service (DFES) warnings. Source: ABC News The Government has confirmed contractors for th
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NZ mill to create 500 jobs

A forecasted demand for lumber due to a boost in Chinese housing projects could support a new saw and pulp mill near Kaikohe New Zealand, creating a NZ$45 million industry in Northland and up to 500 jobs if the project progressed. Sources: NZ Herald, Northern Advocate Powered with low
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Myrtle Rust in Tasmania

Forestry Tasmania is optimistic that the state’s cooler weather will diminish the impact of the exotic fungus myrtle rust. Source: ABC News Biosecurity Tasmania has announced the discovery of myrtle rust in a garden hedge at Burnie in the North West of the state, with another fo
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Campbell Global Grows in Latin America & Australasia

Campbell Global, a full-service timberland investment firm, has added two senior positions to focus on its global business strategy. Mauricio Penteado joins Campbell Global as head of Latin America, based in Brazil; Rob van Rossen comes to the company as director of acquisitions, Aust
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Tech guides post cyclone Marcia

Technical guides are available for homeowners and builders as they assess and repair structural damage post cyclone Marcia. Source: Timberbiz Timber Queensland’s Guide to Assessment and Repair of Flood Damaged Timber and Timber Framed Houses provides information about cleaning, inspec
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