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Best practice timber plantation

Andrew Hurford is better known for milling durable eucalypts into quality flooring, and selling it into an eager market. But his family company is also creating best-practice timber plantations on the Far North Coast of New South Wales by growing commercial eucalypt species. Source: F
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Clever solutions for steep slope logging

Bright ideas for safely logging forests from steep slopes while going easy on the environment are emerging from the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Sources: Stuff NZ, The Marlborough Express Two entries in the 2015 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards are focused on harvest
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Forest owners seek plan for future emissions

Forest owners are asking the government to call an urgent meeting of primary sector leaders and iwi to deal with the country’s greenhouse gas emissions blow-out. Sources: Scoop NZ, Timberbiz They say a lack of new forest planting and a looming harvest “bulge” has to be addressed. “For
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DesignBUILD 2015 will open up a new world of opportunities for the sustainable building industry in Australia with the display of new products and technologies from overseas markets. Source: Architecture & Design The event returns to the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park th
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Frame Australia 2015

The Frame Australia 2015 theme is ‘Building with engineered wood construction systems’, primarily for designers and builders. Source: Timberbiz “There is a positive trend to using more timber, and commercial builders are looking to timber and wood construction systems for multi-reside
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Conservationists offer $90k for WA forest

WA’S forests minister has rejected an offer of $90,000 from conservationists to “buy back” a Margaret River forest where logging is underway. Source: Perth Now (pic courtesy Twitter) Protesters including celebrities Ben Elton, Ian Parmenter and John Butler travelled to Parliament Hous
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UN deforestation program hits Indonesian snag

A United Nations program to curb deforestation and carbon emissions in Indonesia has improved forest management, but is being hampered by a “political economy based on forest destruction,” according to a New Zealand researcher. Source: Global Post Dr Andrew McGregor, of Vi
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Forest 500 Ranks Deforestation Policies

Only six major companies – Danone, Kao Corp, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt, Benckiser Group, Unilever and HSBC – and one investor, banking and financial services giant HSBC, have comprehensive policies in place to protect tropical forests, according to Global Canopy Programme.
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Legal timber

Jared Brokaw has spent half a decade sticking to his guns, and spent thousands of dollars in the process. Source: Katu It all started with the day he got pulled over in Baker County, Oregon in the US by police. Mr Brokaw freely admits he was going fast, very fast, and deserved the tic
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