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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Field day for blue gum growers

If you want to know more about blue gum growing, then there’s a special event designed just for you. The Central Victorian Farm Plantations is presenting a field day for blue gum growers-canvassing options for management following the first harvest.
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SA Water Bureaucrats Axe forestry industry

Australia‟s peak forest industry body, AFPA, has such serious concerns with the South Australian Department of Water that it is calling for a major review of the department. As the Lower Limestone Coast Water Allocation Plan is developed and Legislation is tabled in Parliament,
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Reinventing Wood is theme for joint conference

THE New Zealand Pine Manufacturers Association and Wood Processors Association joint annual Conference will be held 21-22 July at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in Nelson.
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Schools take delivery of free trees

GENERATIONS of school children in Bellingen and Coffs Harbour will have lasting reminders of the 2011 International Year of Forests.
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Forests NSW officers on study exchange

TWO young Forests NSW officers have been selected to be part of a Rotary group study exchange to Alberta, Canada, this month. They are forest information officer Katie Cohen and operations forester Mark Drury, both from the Wauchope office of Forests NSW.
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Expert to examine Tasmania’s future forestry

AN independent forestry expert has been appointed to oversee assessment of future forestry resource availability and industry requirements in Tasmania.
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New industry organization seeking a chief executive

AUSTRALIA’S newest and all-encompassing forestry and forestry products organization is advertising for a chief executive.
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Collaborative effort leads to launch of Sawmill Safety Guide

MINISTER for Education and Industrial Relations Cameron Dick will launch the “Sawmilling Industry Health & Safety Guide 2011” on 18 May at Cut the Cost & Lift the Load, a seminar on workplace health, safety and workers’ compensation for the timber industry.
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Mayors call on SA Treasurer to “immediately suspend forward sale process”

THE three Mayors of South Australia’s Lower South East have formally called on Treasurer Jack Snelling to immediately suspend the forward sale process.
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