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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

New secretary for Gottstein Trust

Peter Gunnersen, Chairman of the J. W. Gottstein Memorial Trust Fund, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Silvia Pongracic as the incoming Secretary of the Trust, following the resignation of the current Secretary, Dr Adrian Wallis.
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Forest Products Market Update

Domestic softwood sawlog prices have moved up in Russia in 2009 both in Ruble and in US dollar terms. In the 4Q, the average pine log prices were over 30% higher than in the 1Q/09 (in Ruble terms they were up 15% during the year), as reported in the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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New Zealand timber prices facing pressure

Unprecedented demand for timber, largely from China, is pushing the price higher for local processors, according to the New Zealand Pine Manufacturers Association.
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Meca appoints new general manager

Meca Racking Solutions has appointed Stuart Haines as its new general manager.
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AHEC to drive wood product certification and green building debate at ‘Dubai WoodShow 2010’

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, is set to discuss key updates on wood product certification and the green building movement at the upcoming ‘Dubai WoodShow 2010’, the Middle East's only wood-f
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Pine beetle epidemic to affect lumber supply continent-wide

A new report on the mountain pine beetle epidemic describes it as one of North America's largest natural environmental disasters that will put an estimated 16 major sawmills out of business in B.C. and lead to long-term lumber shortages in the United States.
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Workshops to delve into LiDAR advances

THE CRC for Forestry will be conducting workshop to present recent advances in LiDAR data acquisition and processing for forest applications at the University of Tasmania on 20-21April. The workshop will run as an open forum on 21 April, while the workshop on 22 April will be aimed
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Australian academics join an elite group

TWO AUSTRALIAN forestry academics have joined an elite band of people who will receive prestigious International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) Scientific Achievement Awards in recognition of their scientific achievements in forestry research.
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Workshop for three major organisations

THE 2010 ATTA/ForestWorks/FIAPS workshop will be held in Hobart from 26-29 July.
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