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WA forests to protect Aboriginal heritage

Traditional owners of south-west forests will meet staff from the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) to discuss ways of protecting the cultural values of Western Australian forests. Source: ABC News
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Buildings on the rise

Building approvals were strong in May 2012, in a rare piece of positive news for the new home building sector, said the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry. Source: Timberbiz
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Friday is Chippy’s day

Now in its fourth year, National Carpenters Day is celebrated with free barbecues held throughout Australia. In fact, 10,000 carpenters are expected to attend nearly 200 barbecues. Source: Timberbiz
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Markets for Change up a tree with koalas

Markets for Change continues its hallmark deceit and trickery with a sham report into koala habitat and forestry in New South Wales according to Senator Richard Colbeck. Source: Timberbiz
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Scottish forests – high land value

Returns on Scottish forests hit record highs in 2011 as demand for “alternative assets” among investors continued to rise, a report is set to reveal this week. Source: The Scotsman
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Wood pellets use embodied in federal law

Pending legislation in the US could open up wider domestic markets for wood fuel pellets and force federal agencies to give preferential consideration to the product. Source: Biomass magazine
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Wood heaters regain popularity

Rising electricity and gas prices are forcing consumers to switch to wood heaters to heat their homes. Source: Adelaide Now
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Farm Forestry Toolbox Training in Queensland

The national Farm Forestry Toolbox is a set of tools to assist farmers and forest managers manage shelterbelts, plantations and native forests. These user-friendly tools offer ways to estimate the volume and value of potential wood production from plantations under different manag
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Gunns revalues assets

Gunns has said that it has been forced to revalue its forestry assets because of the ailing woodchip market. The revaluing of assets includes its 200,000-hectare Tasmanian forest estate. Source: ABC News, The Australian
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