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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The CFA Young Forester Award

The Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) has launched the Young Forester Award 2012.
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World’s largest sandalwood plantation established in Western Australia

PERTH-BASED company WA Sandalwood Plantations has established what is believed to be the world’s largest single sandalwood plantation east of Perth in the State’s central wheatbelt. With site preparation work completed in April, more than five million trees have been planted on 2200
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FWPA Scholarship applications closing 31 January 2012.

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is offering a number of opportunities to students to support their studies in the forest and wood products sector in 2012. These programs have been developed as part of FWPA’s commitment to building skills capacity to promote careers in the
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Industry supply must continue following Conservation Agreement

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) says the signing of the Conservation Agreement between the Federal and Tasmanian State Governments today was a step forward, but reiterated the importance that the supply of logs to industry be guaranteed.
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MILESTONE IN TASMANIAN FORESTRY AGREEMENT

The signing of an interim Conservation Agreement is another major milestone for the Tasmanian Forests Agreement that will provide certainty to industry while protecting high conservation value forests, the Minister for Energy and Resources, Bryan Green said.
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Help us keep you safe in State forests

With warm temperatures and fire conditions starting to pick up again across south-east NSW, Forests NSW is reminding visitors and the local community to take care in State forests. Source: Timberbiz
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Winning by cooperation

THE MOST important international meeting of the forestry sector in 2012 is calling for Australian and Kiwi forest industry people to get involved.
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New Forests to acquire 46,000 hectare softwood plantation estate in Tasmania

THE AUSTRALIA New Zealand Forest Fund, a forestry investment fund managed by Sydney-based New Forests Pty Limited, has agreed to acquire a 46,000 hectare (114,000 acre) softwood plantation forestry estate located in the north of Tasmania. The forestry estate will be acquired from a jo
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Fortec companies report market plateau after strong rise

At the autumn meeting of the Swedish forestry export cooperation association Fortec, member companies agreed that the market for forest equipment suppliers is now somewhat tentative and has levelled off after rising strongly. The development and sales of environmentally related techno
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