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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Softwood joint venture sale approved

On a more positive note, we are pleased to advise that the sale of the softwood joint venture plantations was finalised today. The Deputy Premier Bryan Green and Forestry Tasmania's chairman Adrian Kloeden announced back in early December that Taswood Growers had reached agreement to
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Mill staff stood down

McKay's Timber, the largest family-owned sawmill in Tasmania’s south, has stood down 30 of its workers - about a third its staff.
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Forestry Tasmania comes out fighting

Forestry Tasmania has come out swinging in the latest round of the fight with anti-forestry activists. FT managing director Bob Gordon landed some heavy blows when he released a report entitled Forest management in Tasmania - the Truth.
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New video reveals global resistance to forest-ca

Global Forest Coalition and Global Justice Ecology Project have produced a new video entitled A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests. The 28 minute video, documents opposition around the globe to controversial programs that claim to Reduce Emissions from Defores
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Certification exhibition

An exhibition promoting forest certification by the Forestry Bureau was held in Taipei, teaching the public about the internationally recognized certification mechanisms and how consumers can support a sustainable environment by purchasing certified wood products.
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Wood chip exports from Latin America reached a record high in 2011

Wood chip exports from Latin America are on track to reach a record high of almost eight million tons in 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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Scholarships & Prizes – applications still open

FWPA has three Scholarships and Prizes that remain open for application until 31 January 2012.
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Tasmania’s sham forest deal should be torn up, says Senator

“THE CURRENT debate over who should be doing what, if anything, in 430,000ha of possible High Conservation Value Tasmanian forest actually highlights a much more serious issue with the Tasmanian forests agreements– it’s a sham deal and it should be torn up,” says Coalition Forestry Sp
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New light on the opportunities for precision forestry

The AUSTimber 2012 Forestworks’ conference ‘Precision Forestry in action’ intends to be hard hitting and controversial, casting new light on the opportunities for precision forestry in action.
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