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

Patchy recovery for the paper sector

Latest analysis shows the paper sector’s trade has recovered some ground in the first quarter of 2021, but it’s a patchy and limited recovery at best. Source: IndustryEdge And moments after IndustryEdge published its latest edition, it learned of the sale of the Whakatane Board Mill i
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Forestry and wood processing scholarships open in NZ

Nine more New Zealanders can begin to study for a career in forestry and wood processing with 2022 Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships now that the application process is open. Source: Timberbiz “It is an exciting time to be studying and working in the forestry and wood pro
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FSC rescheduled AGM

FSC Australia has now rescheduled its Annual General Meeting (AGM), for Responsible Forest Management Australia Ltd (Trading as FSC Australia) for Wednesday 28 July 2021. Source: Timberbiz At this stage (subject to any further Covid restrictions) the Board wants to hold a physical mee
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Bunnings sees surge in timber demand and angry customers

Australian hardware chain Bunnings expects elevated timber prices to squeeze its margins for up to another year as a boom in home improvement and construction drives a surge in demand. Sources: Reuters, Timberbiz, News “We think about timber (and) we’ve probably got another six to 12
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No white knight for South Australia just a dark future

A “white knight” solution by the South Australian Primary Industries Minister to address the State’s chronic timber crisis demonstrates his total lack of understanding of the crisis gripping the state $16 billion building and construction industry, according to SA-Best. Source: Timber
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Underwater cypress forest intact since the ice age

When saber-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths and giant sloths roamed North America during the last Ice Age about 18,000 to 80,000 years ago, the Gulf Coast’s climate was only slightly cooler, more similar to regions to the north like Missouri and North Carolina’s climate tod
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Bejing statement on forestry bioeconomy cooperation

The Beijing Statement on Forest Bioeconomy Cooperation, released on Wednesday, said China will strengthen its cooperation with central and eastern European nations on the protection and utilization of forest resources to contribute to the climate objectives of the UN’s 2030 Agen
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Ponsse loads up with new product family

Ponsse has launched a new loader product family; the new K101 and K111 loaders are the latest additions. The new loaders have been developed in cooperation with customers for efficient load handling particularly in demanding conditions. Source: Timberbiz The new loaders have a structu
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Arati Forests 90yr agreement with eLandNZ to manage forestry land

Native forest barriers will be planted on the East Coast in a game-changing initiative to protect waterways against forestry slash and silt in future storms. Source: Gisborne Herald East Coast landowner Aratu Forests has signed a 90-year agreement that gives environmental land use bus
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