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

Big three US timber REITs

With homebuilding stocks on a tear over the past 12 months, what are some other industries that could be big benefactors from the surge in housing? Source: Seeking Alpha
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Illegal logging in Malaysia less than 1%

The problem of illegal logging in the Malaysian peninsula is under control according to Forestry Department director-general (peninsula) Professor Datuk Dr Abd Rahman Abd Rahim. Source: AsiaOne News
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Bundaberg plants 950 trees

WetlandCare Australia worked in partnership with the Bundaberg Regional Council, Friends of Pasturage Reserve, Bundaberg Landcare, Gidarjil rangers, the local Impact team and the Bargara Lions Club to plant 950 local native trees. Source: Bundaberg News Mail
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Logging at loggerheads in New South Wales

The debate between the sawlog industry and environmentalists looks set to re-ignite over recommendations in a NSW upper house inquiry released last week. Sources: The Northern Star, ABC News, The Sydney Morning Herald
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Harvest reductions not all doom and gloom

Friends of Forestry (FoF) have expressed deep concern with the VicForests announcement that timber harvesting in Victoria’s Ash forests will be reduced from 2017. Source: Timberbiz
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EXPAN info on long span timber technology

The Structural Timber Innovation Company (STIC) has completed a 5-year collaborative research program into new timber systems for multi-storey and long-span buildings. Source: Timberbiz
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FTMA conference on Gold Coast in July

The Frame & Truss Manufacturers Association of Australia (FTMA) will be held On July 23, 2014 at QT Gold Coast. Source: Timberbiz
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FRAME Australia renames conference for 2014

Kevin Ezard, conference director for FRAME Australia, held a launch yesterday to explain changes for the 2014 conference to be held in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz
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Ireland to focus on tree growth

Despite being in the depths of a global economic recession, timber has never been in greater demand for use both in construction and as an energy source. Source: Irish Independent
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