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Call for EOIs for Standards Development Group Extended

In an effort to establish a balanced Standards Development Group (SDG) for the revision of the National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Australia, the call for expressions of interest to join the SDG has been extended to 10 July 2022. Source: Timberbiz The SDG is tasked with pr
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Standards for Sustainable Forest Management workshops

In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS/NZS 4708 Standard for Sustainable Forest Management – requirements. As part of the communication process, Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh is holding workshops and meetings throughout Austral
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Equinox Evolution attracts Tas Timber

Tasmanian Timber will be at Melbourne’s Equinox Evolution on Thursday, 30 June 2022 where you can meet industry expert Greg Nolan and see the award winning stall. Source: Timberbiz Equinox Evolution is for leading architectural, design, and specification industry professionals to expl
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Forestry Tasters to tempt students in Gippsland

The Gippsland Forestry Hub is holding its ‘Gippsland Forestry Taster Program’ for three days over two consecutive weeks from 20 – 22 June and 27 – 29 June 2022. Source: Timberbiz The Gippsland Forestry Hub launched its first Forestry Taster Program, the focus was on great
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Gippsland Nationals welcome increased protection for forestry workers

  Gippsland’s forestry industry will benefit from new laws aimed to increase protection from politically motivated protest disruption. Source: Timberbiz The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien said he was happy to join his Nationals colleagues in supporting the Sus
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Russia suffers from corporate exits, but some companies remain

Aleksey Mordashov, head of the board of directors of Severstal, which also owns the leading Russian birch plywood producer Sveza, said that the volume of production in its plywood business and in steel has dipped sharply. Sources: Lesprom, Timberbiz “We exported 80% of our products. W
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New Forests buys 108,000-acre forest in California

New Forests, a global investment manager of nature-based real assets and natural capital strategies, has announced the purchase on behalf of institutional investors of an approximately 108,000-acre forestry estate in Northern California from The Michigan-California Timber Company (MCT
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Beer in a cardboard bottle is a reality overseas

The Carlsberg Group is trialling a new fibre bottle, putting the bio-based and fully recyclable beer bottle into the hands of consumers for the first time. Source: Timberbiz The pilot, which is vital to accelerating Carlsberg’s ambition of making the beer bottle a commercial reality,
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Sydney prime site to house world’s tallest hybrid tower

Developer Milligan Group has unlocked one of Sydney CBD’s few remaining prime sites, with plans in the works to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower. Source: The Urban Developer The local developer, led by James Milligan, has received its first tentative tick of approval from
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