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

Trees that Count on the cards to get more trees in the ground

The team at Trees That Count in New Zealand has found a way to get native trees in the ground during lockdown with a new card game that hones New Zealanders’ knowledge of conservation and te reo Māori at the same time. Source: Timberbiz “This lockdown a lot of parents have been search
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Safe and Skilled provides even more safety in the workplace

The key forest industry safety training program, Safe and Skilled, has been enhanced to deliver even more safety awareness for employees across workplaces. The changes come after the Australian Forest Products Association Growers Chamber ratified a suite of program improvements design
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Winter planting season draws to a close

  As another winter forestry planting season draws to a close, it’s worth considering the great work our forestry planters do getting seedlings in the ground that will grow to become the Aussie houses of tomorrow. Source: Timberbiz Tens of millions of new trees have been planted
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Key funding for forestry haulage analysis system

The Australian Forest Contractors Association’s Forestry Haulage Gap Analysis System will receive key funding through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Federal Government. Source: Timberbiz The Forestry Haulage Gap Analysis System
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Manjimup rallies against WA end to native forestry

More than 300 people gathered in Manjimup on Monday to rally against the WA State Government’s decision to end native forestry in that State. Last week’s announcement was made without industry consultation leaving businesses, employees and regional communities in a state of shock, con
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Red Dot Design Award goes to innovative magazine packaging

Vogue Scandinavia and Stora Enso have won the Red Dot Design Award for the renewable eco-package concept created to replace plastics in magazine packaging. Source: Timberbiz The packaging is fully carbon neutral, with a renewable, low-carbon raw material and energy efficient productio
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Tree planting is not keeping up with wildfires in US

Experimental pine seedlings poke from the rocky New Mexico earth, the only living evergreens on a hillside torched by one of the US West’s drought-driven wildfires. These climate-smart sprouts about 48 km east of Taos are part of a push to increaset he dramatically lagging replanting
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Qantas gets the wooden spoon, and knife and fork

Qantas will begin the process of phasing out single use plastic cutlery as part of the airline’s ongoing sustainability review. Already single-use plastic cutlery items are being progressively replaced with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited wooden cutlery packs. Source: Timb
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Former forestry minister Joel Fitzgibbon retires from Federal Parliament

Former Federal Forestry Minister and co-convenor of the Federal Parliamentary Friends of Forest Industries group Joel Fitzgibbon today announced his retirement from Federal Parliament. Source: Timberbiz Mr Fitzgibbon was Shadow Minister for Mining, Energy and Forestry 2003–05, and Min
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