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History of a timber baron

“When Money Grew on Trees” is a history of timber baron AB Hammond who grew up in New Brunswick in the US and as a teenager worked as a lumberjack in Maine. Source: Kitsap sun
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North American Forest Products conference

Registration has opened for the 29th Annual North American Forest Products Conference to be held October 8-10, 2014, in Boston at the Seaport Boston Hotel. Source: What They Think
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NZ tertiary alliance benefits land based industries

New strategic alliance between New Zealand’s Lincoln University and Open Polytechnic will benefit land-based industries. Source: Timberbiz, Scoop NZ
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Uncertainty remains for Gunn’s farmers

Tasmanian farmers owed millions of dollars after the collapse of timber company Gunns are yet to find out if they will recoup their money. Source: ABC
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Infrastructure delays harvesting in New Zealand

The devastating effects of storm damage in Northland New Zealand continues to have a significant and lasting effect on forest contracting businesses, as infrastructure repairs have been delayed in the far North. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop NZ
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Sale of Southern Cross Forest Products confirmed

The receivers of Southern Cross Forest Products Ltd (SCFP) have confirmed the sale of the company’s Milburn sawmill and Millstream drymill assets in Otago to Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd (Pan Pac). Source: Timberbiz, Scoop NZ
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Bellingen Shire to harvest steep slopes

Removing timber from the Bellingen shire’s steep slopes ended in the 1950s-60s when Forestry Corporation (FC) realised the practice of applying conventional ground-based harvesting methods to the mountain ranges caused significant soil erosion and water pollution. Source: The Bellinge
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Forestry Tas releases a three-year plan

Forestry Tasmania has released a three-year plan for wood production in the state’s 800,000ha permanent timber production zone. Source: The Daily Telegraph
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Tambo council to restart disused sawmill

A central western Queensland council is hoping the purchase of a disused sawmill will generate jobs in the region. Source: ABC News
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