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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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 Huntly plantation, just north of Bendigo on 8 A
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Cautious acceptance of peace pact

THE Federal Coalition has cautiously welcomed the release of the statement of principles by parties to the Tasmanian forests negotiations but has warned that the Federal Government must ensure the Greens do not dictate to the Prime Minister and Forestry Minister over this critical iss
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China’s hunger for wood raw-material pushes timber prices up

CONTINUED increases in demand for wood raw-material from sawmills, plywood plants and pulp mills in China has pushed domestic log prices upward and many Chinese companies are increasingly exploring the opportunities of importing more logs and wood chips to supplement the domestic fibe
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The Best in Green Building Showcased at 2010 HIA-Boral GreenSmart Awards

THE prestigious HIA-Boral GreenSmart Awards recognise the importance of environmentally responsible housing.
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Gottstein Wood Science Course

THE GOTTSTEIN Wood Science Course “Understanding Wood” has been a feature of the forestry and wood products training space for over 20 years. The week-long course is normally held every second year and is aimed at new employees in the forest and wood products sector to give them some
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MTG courses continue to widen scope for many

IF YOU have ever thought about growing trees for conservation and profit, then now’s the chance to find out more with a series of courses scheduled for north-east Victoria and also West Australia?
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Building a sustainable forest industry for Victoria

The peak representative body for the Victorian timber industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has released a 10 point plan to secure a sustainable forest industry for Victoria’s future.
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PM’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY REPORT A VITAL STEP ON THE ROAD TO A GREENER BUILT ENVIRONMENT

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) welcomes the release of the Prime Minister's Task Group on Energy Efficiency report. The report was commissioned by the Australian Government to provide advice on the development of policy that will strengthen Australia’s response to
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Murray Darling Basin Plan must be equitable for tree plantations

Australia’s national forest industry body notes the release today of the Guide to the proposed Basin Plan by the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) as a basis for seeking industry and community input on the longer term development of the water plan.
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