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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Independent audit by ITS Global shows Greenpeace faked data to build phony case against APP

GREENPEACE WAS caught using false and misleading information to attack the credibility of a company to advance its agenda, according to an independent peer reviewed audit released today by ITS Global. The international audit group studied the July 2010 document “How Sinar Mas is Pul
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Woody biomass prices in the US increased

PRICES FOR woody biomass, whether it was sawmill byproducts, forest residues or urban wood waste, were higher in the 3Q/10 than the previous quarter in most regions throughout the US. The Northwest saw the biggest increase; forest biomass prices (delivered) were up 19% from the 2Q/10,
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Forward-selling plan puts industry offside

THERE’S A major row brewing over the South Australian Government’s about face to forward sell ForestrySA pine plantations.
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Malaysian forestry-related enterprises in the spotlight

AN INTERNATIONAL Symposium On Forestry & Forest Products will be held in Malaysia from 5-7 October.
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Climate change agenda to be outlined

NEW AUSTRALIAN Climate Change Minister Greg Combet will discuss Australia's forward climate change agenda with delegates at Expo 2010 in Melbourne 11-13 October.
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TCA Tasmania “Our Community Our Future” State Conference and Dinner

THERE IS still a opportunity to register for this important conference, as the last 12 months have proven to be particularly challenging for families and communities dependent upon the forest and timber industries and we are not ‘out of the woods’ yet.
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New Federal Forestry Minister must answer industry questions when in Hobart today

New Federal Forestry Minister Joe Ludwig must answer key questions surrounding the future of Tasmania's forest industry when he visits Hobart today.
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Growers call meeting to try and save value for growers in the Great Southern 2007 and 2008 pulpwood projects

Working closely with the growers group, Save My Trees, Black Tree and Primary Securities said that a growers meeting had been called for 8th October to vote on a proposal that aims to both restore and retain growers’ assets in the Great Southern Plantations Project 2007 and Great Sout
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Contractors reaffirm support for forest industry restructure

Tasmanian forest contractors have recently reaffirmed their support for an orderly restructure and transition of the Tasmanian hardwood industry. Contractors recognise the need for, and support a profitable internationally competitive pulp mill as being a critical part of that restruc
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