The domestic sawlog market in China has tightened as a result of reduced log imports
from Russia in 2008. The increased competition for logs has pushed log prices upward to
record highs in the 3Q 08, according to Wood Resources International.
James Lau, managing director of Rimbunan Hijau (PNG) Group, said that Saban Enterprises Limited, an RH subsidiary company, was the first forestry company in Papua New Guinea to receive certification that the legality of the timber it uses has been independently verified.
FORESTRY TASMANIA managing director Bob Gordon says the opening of the Ta Ann rotary peel veneer mill at the Smithton Wood Centre would benefit Tasmania by creating jobs and establishing new export markets.
The new manufacturing enterprise follows almost 10 years of product developme
Stephen Jamieson, timberman and 25-year veteran firefighter who lost his life in January, has been posthumously awarded the inaugural Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) Lifetime Service Award.