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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Myrtle rust sightings heat up with hot weather

Biosecurity Queensland is preparing for a rise in myrtle rust infections in Queensland with warmer days and wet weather on the way. Director of the Myrtle Rust Program, Mike Ashton said myrtle rust was likely to flourish in the Queensland summer conditions.
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Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update – a news brief from Wood Resources International LLC

The Global Sawlog Price Index reached a 16-­year high in the 2Q/11; the biggest price increases occurred in Europe, Canada, Russia and New Zealand,reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Increased consumption of softwood lumber throughout the world has moved sawlog prices to new highs in
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News from Forestry Tasmania – Bob Gordon, Managing Director

Earlier today, the Tasmanian Government announced that it had taken action to avert the forest industry choking on a stockpile of logs caused principally by the shut down of the Triabunna woodchip mill seven months ago. I applaud the quick action by the Resources Minister Bryan Green
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TABMA COMES TOGETHER

The Board of Directors of TABMA Australia and the Board of Directors of TABMA QLD have agreed, so as to present a unified association, that TABMA Australia will assume the responsibility for the day to day management of TABMA QLD.
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Invitation to a special event

A conference on skills and training development for women in construction, forestry, mining and energy related industries will be held in Sydney early next month. This conference is of major importance to Australian industry and is supported by CFMEU, Skills DMC, CPSISC and ForestWork
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Global effort to put forests first

A global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020 has been launched in Bonn, Germany.
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Regional cooperation sought in forestry disease control

A proposal by Taiwan that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum should establish a regional network on forestry disease control has been written into a declaration published at a just-concluded APEC meeting, officials of the Council of Agriculture (COA) said.
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Bermagui timber harvest ends

THE timber harvest in the latest two spotted gum compartments of Bermagui State Forest has been completed.
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VicForests celebrates ‘Women in Forestry’

More than 20 staff recently attended VicForests’ inaugural ‘Women in Forestry’ professional development event held in Traralgon.
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