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Salvage harvesting gets timber industry back on track

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) has commended the Brumby Government’s commitment to commence salvage harvesting as a priority within bushfire affected areas.
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Södra offers its members FSC certification

Södra has decided to offer FSC certification to its members.The reason behind the decision is the strong increase in demand for FSC-certified products. FSC certification of forest owners gives Södra greater earnings capability by enabling it to offer products that are FSC certified to
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West Fraser Timber trims lumber production again

VANCOUVER, British Columbia(Reuters): West Fraser Timber Co (WFT.TO) will cut back production at seven of its British Columbia sawmills because of continued weak lumber demand, the company said.
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Research sheds new light on water catchments

CONTROLLING forest density can help maintain stream flow levels, according to research findings presented at a recent Forestry Tasmania seminar.
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Wood fibre prices tumble globally

Global wood fibre prices in the 4Q/08 experienced the largest drop in over 20 years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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World Forestry Day

World Forestry Day has been celebrated around the world for 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the many benefits which we gain from them.
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Canada breached softwood lumber agreement

Sawmills in four provinces have been ordered to pay an additional 10% export charge in a softwood lumber ruling made by an international arbitration tribunal. The London Court of International Arbitrations ruled last week that Canada breached the softwood lumber agreement by failing t
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New Smoke Management Strategy unveiled

A smoke management forum organised by the Forest and Forest Industry Council has been told a new strategy to manage smoke from regeneration and fuel reduction burns will be in force this year.
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International workshop: Forest policy and economics in support of good governance

Registration to an international workshop on forest policy and economics in support of good governance to be held on 3 -4 April 2009, in Dubrovnik, Croatia, is now open.
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