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Plastic is fantastic to help grow natives

A novel degradable plastic could dramatically improve the efficiency of native tree revegetation from seed in marginal low rainfall areas, which typically give low germination and establishment. Source: Timberbiz
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Forest leads US recovery

Lumber prices hit an eight-year high last week, thanks in large part to the US housing market thawing out after a long deep freeze and rising overseas demand. Source: MSN Money
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Chinese implements to get the chop

A National People’s Congress member has highlighted the dire situation of China's deforestation during a parliamentary meeting, saying that the country produces as many as 80 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks each year. Source: South China Morning Post
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More wood for Christ Church

Sir Miles Warren's vision for Christ Church Cathedral is to rebuild it as it was supposed to be, but never was with an all-wooden interior. Sources: Stuff, The Press, Fairfax NZ
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Rebuilding Christchurch with wooden views

Using Canterbury University innovations, Christchurch design and New Zealand timber, a unique building is going up in Victoria St – the first of its kind and a signal of a sustainable, quake-resilient future. Sources: Stuff, Fairfax NZ
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New Zealand economy rides well on the back of timber

The economy of New Zealand grew at the fastest pace in three years in the last quarter of 2012, with demand for forestry exports underpinning gains in the primary sector, the National Business Review reported on 21 March 2013. Source: iNVEZZ
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Readvertising the Kalangadoo treatment plant

The Kalangadoo timber treatment plant will be put back on the market again by Liquidators Clifton-Hall who will engage an agent to readvertise the plant and assets. Source: ABC News
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New Zealand’s dry conditions hamper logging

Tinder dry conditions and the extreme fire risk are hampering forestry logging operations in New Zealand. Source: Radio New Zealand
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American hardwood expert talks for Australian architects

Renowned American hardwood expert Criswell Davis will visit New South Wales from April 11-19 to deliver a series of talks to architects, designers and specifiers. Source: Timberbiz
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