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NAFI Media Release – Call for sensible forestry accounting at Cancun

The peak body for the Australian forest industry is hopeful that negotiations on accounting for carbon stored in forests and harvested wood products stay on track during the climate talks at Cancun.
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UTAS – Applications for the new GradCert Timber are now open

Applications for the Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood’s new Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing & Building) are now open.
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Buying Australian is the best way to address illegal timber imports

Australia’s peak forest industry body says the best way to ensure forest products were legal and from sustainably managed sources was to buy Australian.
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Forest Products Market Update – a news brief from Wood Resources International LLC

European sawmills’ profitability is being squeezed by high log costs and declining lumber prices, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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Trans-tasman Timber Design Awards announcement

NZ Wood and Australian Timber Design Awards announce the introduction of a Trans-Tasman Timber Design Award open to the design industries in both Australia and New Zealand. The awards will be made in four categories: Residential housing; Commercial construction; Community; and Multi-
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ForestrySA enjoyed a successful 2009-10 financial year

ForestrySA enjoyed a successful 2009-10 financial year, moving on from the challenges created by the Global Financial Crisis in the previous 12 months.
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Making money from trees

GROWING TREES for timber is relatively easy, but making them pay for themselves can be much more challenging. The high up-front costs and long time frames before harvest and sale can be daunting for smaller timber growers who are often in market competition with large industrial growe
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LIGNA 2011 technology tour with Weinig and Jacks

The first LIGNA as a ‘stand-alone-show’ was in 1975, and at the last exhibition in 2009 there were nearly 1800 exhibitors from 50 countries presenting their products. With over 130,000m2 and 80,000 visitors LIGNA is the world’s No 1 event for the timber and forest industry. LIGNA 20
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