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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

A once in 100 years event!

THE UNIVERSITY of Melbourne’s Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science is hosting the celebration of 100 years of Forestry education in Australia. The Future of Forestry and Forest Science Conference offers past and present students, scientists, researchers, forestry and environment
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CRC Forestry Harvesting and Operations Workshop: managing mechanised forest operations

The CRC Forestry Harvesting and Operations Workshop is being held on 7-8 July to discuss techniques and methods to manage increasingly mechanised forest harvesting.
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Australia has increased chip exports of both eucalyptus and pine in 2010, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly

Export of wood chips from Australia is on the rebound, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. After last year’s 10-year low, shipments so far in 2010 are up 38% for pine chips and 12% for eucalyptus chips. In addition, an estimated 100,000 tons of wood pellets will be shipped to Europe
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Forestry owners cashing in on carbon credits

New Zealand forestry owners have begun cashing in their carbon credits.
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Tasmanian logging move myth-managed by Greens

The Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association is astounded at the credence that uninformed comment has been granted in the comments about the forthcoming export of low grade pine logs from northern and north-western Tasmania.
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Fire awareness awards recognise fire ready efforts

People and organisations who are helping to protect Victoria from fires are invited to have their hard work recognised and rewarded in Victoria’s prestigious 2010 Fire Awareness Awards.
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Talks commence on the conflict over forests in Tasmania

The National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI) CEO, Allan Hansard, has released a statement on behalf of NAFI and confirmed that in any discussions about the future of Tasmania’s forest industries they will work to ensure the views of all sectors of the forest industry in Tasman
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Green’s ‘same old’ forest policy is irresponsible

The National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI) is concerned over recent media announcements by the Greens that reconfirms their approach to forest policy is outdated and lacks economic, social and environmental responsibility.
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Scion Chief Executive announces resignation

The Chief Executive of Crown Research Institute Scion, Dr Tom Richardson, has announced he will be resigning after 5 years in the role. Dr Richardson leaves Scion in August to take up the Chief Executive Officer role at Crown Research Institute, AgResearch Limited.
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