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MIS forest managers growing wood for an undersupplied domestic market

In the torrent of media commentary about the recent collapse of major agribusiness managed investment scheme companies, Timbercorp and Great Southern, many of the statements made by the most vocal MIS detractors have been factually wrong or at best misleading, according to the Austral
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Forest activists recklessly misleading the community on woodchips

Victoria’s peak forest industries body says extremist climate activists are recklessly and deliberately misleading the community about the role of woodchipping in Victoria’s forest industries.
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Pike & Co. issue early notice for Brazil conference

This is an early notice of the next International Pulpwood Conference - "Global Wood Fibre Trade - Woodchips and Biomass" - which will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil during the week of March 15, 2010.
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Data confirms state forests as carbon sink

Forestry Tasmania today released new figures that confirm state forests are a net carbon sink.
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On the way to financial recovery

Australia's top central banker said that the country was in a good position to stage a recovery, although he warned growth was likely to slow in the early part of the global expansion cycle.
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Auction of Ord’s oldest tropical sandalwood

The oldest tropical sandalwood to come out of Kununurra will go to the market for the first time at the Forest Products Commission’s (FPC) auction at Harvey on Saturday, 23 May.
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Bushfire devastation inevitable without forest industry

In its submission to the Black Saturday Bushfires Royal Commission, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), Victoria’s peak forestry body, has warned of a further reduction in bushfire prevention and suppression capabilities without the presence of a strong forest indus
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New Zealand Forest Expo 2010 postponed

Organizers of the popular four-yearly Forest Industries Expo have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2010 event until the global economic downturn has eased.
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CATERPILLAR launches new 18t and 20t forwarders

Cat Forest Products announces the launch of a new forwarder line with the introduction of two models with 18 metric tonne and 20 metric tonne capacities.
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