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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Women of the forest and timber event in Queensland

The forest and timber industry is male dominated with women only comprising around 5% of the workforce. The Women in Forests & Timber Network (WFTN) in Queensland is a forum where women can meet, exchange ideas and have their voices heard. WFTN is holding a fundraiser to promote t
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KIPT to respond to SA agencies on Smith Bay Wharf proposal

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT) has announced that it has received and reviewed the consolidated comments from all relevant South Australian Government agencies for its Smith Bay Wharf Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This feedback must be considered along with pu
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Smart technology to work with NZ forestry

Dr Judy Bowen and Associate Professor Annika Hinze, computer scientists at the University of Waikato and Professor Rangi Matamua from the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies are devising a technological way to keep forestry workers safer on the job. They are developing methods tha
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New lease of life for timber damaged in Murwillumbah floods

Students at Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School will now enjoy computer lessons in a newly timber-clad building and deck built using timber donated by Forestry Corporation of NSW and Boral Timber. Source: Timberbiz Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School’s Head of
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Today is National Forestry Planting Day

National Forestry Planting Day is today 1 August, and a time to celebrate Australia’s most sustainable and renewable industries, our forest industries. Around 70 million new trees are planted each year. Source: Timberbiz “Each season, winter in southern Australia and summer in norther
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Regional Victorians focus on forestry’s economic opportunities

People in Victoria’s regions are far more interested maintaining jobs and economic opportunities from the state’s forests than people in the city, according to early feedback from the Future of Our Forests program. The RFA modernisation process is an integral part of the program. Sour
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Stora Enso leaves paper production in China

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its 60% equity stake in the Dawang Mill in China, to its joint venture partner, Shandong Huatai Paper. The joint venture, Stora Enso Huatai (Shandong) Paper Company Limited operated the Dawang paper mill at Dongying in the Shandong province
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EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests

On 23 July, the European Commission (EC) adopted the Communication on Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests. It’s a new ambitious European approach in response to the continued widespread destruction of the world’s forests. Source: Timberbiz An a
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American red oak project with Polish designer

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has been promoting American hardwood for more than 20 years and regularly supports international projects with renowned designers and architects. The effects of their work can be seen, among others at the London Design Festival, the Interzum
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