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Lithgow Council unaware State Forests would not replant

Lithgow Council in New South Wales is curious to know why State Forests is not planning to replant the area. It is a question that will also intrigue the wider community for whom the Newnes State Forest has been a part of the landscape for decades. Source: Lithgow Mercury
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Government procurement should support Australian paper

Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) supports the consideration of ‘whole-of-life’ benefits of producing paper products in Australia in government procurement policies and purchasing decisions. Source: Timberbiz
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Farm Forestry Seminar in Tasmania looks to the future

Private Forests Tasmania’s annual Farm Forestry Seminars will be held in Burnie and Launceston during August. The first will be in Burnie on 13 August followed by a seminar in Launceston on 14 August. Source: Timberbiz
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New leader for Komatsu Forest Australia

After 25 years of leadership, Mike Jones steps down as the managing director of Komatsu Forest Australia to be replaced by Brett Jones. Source: Timberbiz
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Mediterranean forest management

Mediterranean forests provide local communities with a diverse range of products such as wood, fodder for livestock and plants and game, all of which contribute to food security and help to alleviate poverty in rural regions. Source: Cordis News
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Scotland advised to expand its forestry sector

Growth in global and local demand makes it imperative for Scotland to expand its forestry and timber sector, according to Clive Suckling an independent adviser to the forestry and timber sector who spoke at the forestry conference organised by Confor. Source: The Scotsman
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I’m a lumberjack, but not okay has published its 2014 Jobs Rated report and timber is not high on the list. Source: The Chicago Tribune
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Chainsaw artist

When a service station owner on the Queensland Sunshine Coast asked Matty G to carve him a possum out of wood, little did he know it was the start of something big. Source: ABC Rural
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Solomon Island timber approved for Australia

Solomon Islands is the first country in the world to receive approval to trade timber products to Australia under new timber legality guidelines. Source: Solomon Times Online
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