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UK Forestry Commission forecasts high demand for wood

The UK Forestry Commission is predicting that the increased use of wood-fuelled boilers could boost the industry.
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Support for forest contractors welcomed by TFCA

TASMANIAN FOREST Contractors Association chief executive officer Ed Vincent has welcomed Green MP Kim Booth’s support of the industry, noting he is correct in being prepared to recompense those who are losing their generational businesses.
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Campers in the Central West urged to take care with camp fires

Forests NSW is urging campers and visitors to State forests in the Central West around Bathurst, Orange, Lithgow and Oberon to take great care with fire as forest fuel loads dry out and the risk of wildfire increases.
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VicForests rejects claims

VicForests has dismissed recent claims from an unnamed financial analyst regarding the organisation’s viability. VicForests’ acting CEO, Nathan Trushell, said the claims did not present an accurate picture of VicForests’ financial situation.
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National wood conference focuses on bioenergy

THE FOREST Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) kicks off 2011 with a renewed focus on converting wood wastes and renewable resources into valuable bioenergy products.
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Sustainable Business Australia Invites you to a ‘new markets, new industries, new jobs’ forum hosted by Norton Rose In conjunction with the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

The Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) and the role of Bio-CCS to reduce and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and create new revenue for farmers
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Buying Australian is the best way to address illegal timber imports

Australia’s peak forest industry body says the best way to ensure forest products were legal and from sustainably managed sources was to buy Australian. The National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI) applauded the Government’s initiative to stop the importation of illegally so
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Choice of itineraries for LIGNA tour

WEINIG’S SPECIAL LIGNA Tour (21 May – 5 June) will feature two‚ streams to cater for the specialised nature of the participants. The tour will begin in Australia on 21 May and fly to London. Stream 1 participants will remain in England visiting specialised joinery operations, while
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Vatican receives PEFC certified Christmas tree

FOR THE second year in a row, the Christmas tree that will light St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City comes from a PEFC-certified, sustainably managed forest. This year’s tree, a 34 metre spruce, originates from forests in Alto-Adige in South Tyrol, an autonomous region in Northern Ita
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