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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Gunns value lost in Triangle sale

A month past the deadline Gunns set itself for an agreement on the sale of forestry land in the Green Triangle on the South Australia-Victoria border, it remains optimistic of finalising the auction by the end of June.
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VicForests’ balance sheet ‘healthy’

VicForests has confirmed to the timber industry that it currently has a “healthy balance sheet” following another attempt by a journalist at The Age to suggest otherwise.
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Farmers uncertain on carbon storing

Research by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Forestry shows many Australian farmers are interested in planting trees for the purpose of carbon sequestration, but won’t invest in this activity until they are confident a stable market with reasonable return is in place.
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Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update – a news brief from Wood Resources International LLC

Japanese importation of logs, lumber and plywood in 2011 is likely to be the highest it has been since 2008 because of post-earthquake and tsunami re-building, reports the WRQ. Japan is in urgent need of pre-fabricated houses and manufactured wood products in the aftermath of the eart
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Welcome to the largest forestry fair in Northern Europe!

At the forestry fair SkogsElmia forest owners, entrepreneurs, forest officials and machine & service suppliers meet during a few intense, but entertaining days to share opinions and try out news, prepare investment decisions and make interesting connections. SkogsElmia will of co
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Farm forestry and firewood expo

NORTHERN United Forestry Group (NUFG) - a not-for-profit community group with a focus on growing trees for sawlogs and firewood - will host the South Eastern Australia 2011 Farm Forestry and Firewood Expo at the City of Greater Bendigo's 242 hectare Huntly plantation, 15km north of Be
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Major forestry conference

ANZIF 2011 (the joint conference of the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) and New Zealand Institute of Forestry) is being held at Sky City, Auckland, from 2-5 May. The theme for the event is 'Pacific Forestry'.
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Japanese importation of logs, lumber and plywood in 2011 is likely to be the highest it has been since 2008

Japan is in urgent need of pre-fabricated houses and manufactured wood products in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in early March. Longer term, it can be expected that imports of commodity products such as plywood, lumber and logs will increase to this
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Bioenergy Business Breakfast

THE DEPARTMENT of Primary Industries (DPI) and Sustainability Victoria invites you to attend the 5th Victorian Bioenergy Business Breakfast on 6 April from 7.30-10am.
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