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

Green Triangle reduces dependence on forest

Figures in a government report show the Green Triangle region has reduced its dependence on the forestry industry for employment. Source: ABC News
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NZ Institute of Forestry conference

Forestry professionals will head to the centre of dairy farming country at the end of this month to attend the NZ Institute of Forestry’s annual conference “The Place of Forests in Collaborative Land Use Decisions”. Source: Scoop NZ
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Planting 3.9 million pine seedlings in NSW

The Forestry Corporation of NSW (formerly Forests NSW) has begun planting 3.9 million pine seedlings in plantations around Tumut, Tumbarumba and Batlow. Source: Timberbiz
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New Zealand timber prices rising due to exports

Strong overseas demand for New Zealand logs is putting pressure on local supply and pushing up timber prices for consumers. Sources: NZ Herald, Otago Daily Times
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Council wants Forestry Corp rates

A councillor on the New South Wales far south coast is calling for the Forestry Corporation of New South Wales to pay rates. Source: ABC News
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Greens urge ANZ to pay smaller Gunns creditors

The Tasmanian Greens wants the ANZ bank to forego its claim against debt owed by failed timber giant Gunns. Source: ABC News
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Inappropriate clearing of indigenous trees in Taiwan

The Taiwan Academy of Ecology said it found inappropriate forestation work on Dadu Mountain in Greater Taichung, where indigenous plant species had been cut down and new trees planted. Source: Taipei Times
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Elmia Wood an important vitamin for the forest industry

Elmia Wood 2013 was the most important international forestry fair for many years and it wasn’t just because of the huge attendance figures. Source: Timberbiz
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Forest bill gets Royal Assent

Forest peace deal legislation is now a reality after the bill was given Royal Assent by the Governor of Tasmania. Source: ABC News
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