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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Heavy Vehicle Initiative gains $5.5m for 28 projects

Almost $5.5 million in 28 road safety projects through the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative has been made available by the Federal Government to keep motorists safe. Under Round 6 of the HVSI, the Government is backing new education, research, training and technology initiatives that a
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What’s the incentive to plant forests in New Zealand

The forestry industry is beset by supply chain issues, port disruptions, over supply in China, sky-high shipping rates, the Delta disaster … and that’s before you even look at the difficulties of cutting down the trees. Source: Radio New Zealand On top of that the industry gets a bad
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Forest koala researcher appointed Fellow of Royal Zoological Society NSW

A leading researcher into forest science and particularly our understanding of koalas in NSW Dr Brad Law has been appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of NSW. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forest Products Association NSW CEO Sue Grau said that since the Society was fou
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Tas to deliver support to develop carbon farming

The Tasmanian Government is delivering support for landholders to develop carbon farming initiatives, improve land management and access the carbon credit market. Source: Timberbiz Interest in carbon farming and carbon offsets is growing because it presents primary producers with oppo
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Tasmanian Timber Award winners announced

Thirty awards were handed out at Friday night’s Tasmanian Timber Awards, held at Launceston’s Albert Hall – a sure sign that the industry is full of ‘clever people doing great things’, according to the head of the Tasmanian Forests and Forest Products Network. Source: Timberbiz Conven
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Mount Gambier MP wants to earn carbon credits from South East plantations

State and Federal MPs have poured cold water on Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell’s push to lease carbon credits generated from the South East plantation estate to commercial entities, describing the value as minimal. Source: The Border Watch The independent MP has suggested the Stat
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UK import volumes return to record levels

Thirteen years on from the global financial crisis of 2008, import volumes have returned to the record levels of 2007 in the UK. Source: Timberbiz The UK’s Timber Trade Federation’s most recent statistics show a surge of imported timber in June 2021, exceeding the one million m³ mark.
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ABB & Sodra’s strategic partnership for digitalization

ABB and Södra have entered a long-term, strategic partnership to co-develop a roadmap to drive new levels of efficiency, engagement and digitalization across Södra’s enterprise to ultimately define the next generation mill. Source: Lesprom Together, Södra and ABB will lead the way in
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The cost of the China bans on Australian goods

The cost of China’s ban on a series of Australian goods has been almost negligible for some of the country’s exporters, indicating Australia’s dependence on the world’s second largest economy for trade has not been as devastating as some had predicted, a new report has found. Source:
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