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PEFC Germany raffles a two-seater swing made of sustainable tropical timber

PEFC Germany and the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC), which operates the first PEFC-endorsed scheme in Southeast Asia, presented a joint stand at the gardening fair "Spoga+gafa 2010" on 5-7 September in Cologne, Germany. The joint stand raffled off a swing made of certif
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China’s massive forestry fair to include Taiwan Pavilion

The 2010 China Yiwu International Forest Product Fair will feature its first-ever Taiwan Pavilion and more than 300 Taiwanese businesses.
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Review will testify Australia has most credible standards for forest industry

Key stakeholders in Australia’s forest and timber industries will be engaged in a two-year revision of the Australian Standards for sustainable forest management and the chain of custody process.
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VAFI supports TCA message

Victoria’s peak representative body for the timber industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has supported the central message of the Timber Communities Australia (TCA) commissioned report, which outlines the impact of State Government decisions on forest indust
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How white collar Labor has decimated blue collar forestry

A report prepared by CPI Strategic commissioned by Timber Communities Australia (TCA) has highlighted the consequences of decisions made by Melbourne-centric state governments that have severely impacted on the timber industry and its dependent communities.
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NMIT’s innovative construction gains international interest

A showcase building that breaks new ground in the use of wood as a structural building material in multi-storey construction is already attracting international interest.
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Future domestic plantation and native forest supplies will struggle to meet demand

Australia’s National Plantation Strategy Coordinator David Thompson recently made presentations to the WA Minister for Forestry, Terry Redman, the WA Forest Products Commission and industry representatives regarding future wood supplies and plantation investment mechanisms. In part, t
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Sowing the seeds for climate change benefits

The NZ Government should underwrite the growing of millions of forestry seedlings if it wants to meet its climate change planting goal. Current planting levels are far below the 30,000ha of new forest a year for 10 years needed to meet the country’s greenhouse gas emissions target. Fo
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Seeking expressions of interest for harvesting and haulage services in the Green Triangle region

In order to develop the necessary harvesting and haulage capacity, ABP is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for the provision of harvesting and transport services.
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