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

NZ government knocks back funding for hardwood

Arsenic in the soil from thousands of tanalised pine posts led to the search for an alternative. It has taken 10 years, but the group formed to undertake the research and grow the wood, the New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative, has reached a crucial stage. Sources: Stuff.co NZ,
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ForestWorks innovation tomorrow in Bunbury

Tomorrow the ForestWorks ISC Innovation Skills Program to help Australian businesses increase innovation with forest, wood, paper and timber products will be in Bunbury, WA. Source: Timberbiz
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Brick shortage grows timber industry in UK

Some developers are seeking alternative construction methods because of a shortage in brick supplies across the UK according to a house builder. Source: Inside Housing UK
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Report on UK wood and laminates flooring

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the Wood and Laminate Floorcoverings Market Report - UK 2013-2017 Analysis 7th Edition report to its list. Source: AZoBuild.com
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Canadian innovation formally recognised

Innovation in Canada's forest products sector is receiving international acclaim as a Montreal researcher is being presented a prestigious award at an event in Stockholm Sweden for his work. Source: CNW
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Shoalhaven celebrates rich timber history

Shoalhaven’s rich history will be revisited and recreated during a bigger and better Shoalhaven Timber Festival on November 15 and 16. Source: The Milton Ulladulla Times
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NSW clear felling near Coffs Harbour

The NSW Forestry Corporation is clear-felling operation west of Coffs Harbour after extensive storm damage. Source: ABC News
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Paying farmers to plant trees a waste of money

It is difficult to imagine a more wretched waste of a colossal amount of money than paying farmers to plant trees that cannot be harvested for a century. Source: The Land
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Abbott government pays for tree farming

The federal government has moved fast to reassure farmers the generation of on-farm carbon credits through storing carbon in trees or reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions remains a valuable and potentially lucrative source of income despite the imminent axing of the carbon tax. S
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