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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Saw doctoring project to help raise quality

Guyana has collaborated with the Canadian Cooperation Fund (CCF) in the implementation of a project aimed to address the level of efficiency and quality of forest products in Guyana.
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Sawlog prices increase in China in 3Q 2008 as log supply tightens

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.
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Timber expo timing couldn’t be better

Timber Expo Southeast, the South’s original live logging equipment demo, is returning to South Georgia (Baxley) in 2009!
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Legality certification a first for PNG business

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.
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Solidwood exports face worsening prospects

Gazeta Marcantil/Celulose Online has reported that the solidwood industry in Brazil is being crippled by the impact of the United States housing crisis since early this year.
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Service with a smile

LONG-SERVING employees who have reached 40 year, 35 year and 25 year milestones with Forestry Tasmania have been recognised at events held at Smithton, Scottsdale, Hobart, and Geeveston.
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Hands-on learning programs on offer in Queensland

If ever you have wanted to know something about growing trees, then a series of Master Tree Grower South East Queensland programs is the obvious choice.
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Product development and research pays off

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
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Posthumous presentation of inaugural award

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.
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