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Taxpayers foot bill for anti-forestry activities

Victorian minister for agriculture and food security Peter Walsh, slammed the actions of anti-forestry groups saying their actions have cost taxpayers hundreds and thousands of dollars. Source: Timberbiz
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Sky cam keeps tabs on trees

Researchers with the Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) have embraced innovation by employing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to take photos of mallee trees. Source: Timberbiz
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ForestTECH announced for 2012

ForestTECH 2012 will be held in Melbourne during November and in New Zealand during December presenting innovations, technologies and new strategies for forest product companies focusing on improving logistics and operations in the supply chain. Source: Timberbiz
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Future Forests Research continuing workshops

A new series of workshops for members of Future Forests Research (FFR) in New Zealand is putting the latest scientific knowledge straight into the hands of commercial foresters. The first event was a two-day Quantitative Silviculture Workshop. Source: Scion
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Gunns administrators – possible conflict of interests

Investors in the managed investment schemes run by collapsed timber group Gunns are mounting a challenge to the appointment of voluntary administrators PPB Advisory, in a bid to protect their interests in hundreds of millions of dollars of timber plantings. Source: The Australian
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INTERPOL report on black trade in timber

The list of crimes perpetrated by gangs involved in the trade of illegal timber is extensive. According to the "Green Carbon: Black Trade" report by INTERPOL and the United Nations' Environment Program, illegal logging has been linked to a rise in cases of murder, corruption, fraud an
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THRIVE in the US with wood composites

Weyerhaeuser in the US has announced that it has found a new market for tree fibres. The company has developed a new thermoplastic composite that incorporates specially engineered cellulose fibre. Source: Woodworking Network
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Canberra wood burn again

The ACT Liberals have pledged to overturn a ban on wood heaters in the Molonglo Valley if they win next month's election. Liberal leader Zed Seselja said the government, supported by the Greens, was turning the territory into a ''nanny state''. Source: The Canberra Times
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Lawyers to look down the barrel of a Gunn

The former bosses of Tasmanian timber company Gunns may face a class action lawsuit. National law firm Maurice Blackburn said that it is considering whether to sue Gunns' directors and officers now the company has gone into administration. Source: ABC News
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