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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Chainsaws: Having A Sharp Chain Is Vital

With time, depending on the project, your chainsaw may become dull, and the chain will not produce the same precise cut. You will notice that it’s time to reach for your chainsaw sharpener when the cut from the saw is not straight anymore or the edges are uneven. Dull chains also prod
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Agreement to improve environment and access in southern forests

ENVIRONMENTAL protection and recreational access in the southern forests will be improved following a community agreement signed between Forestry Tasmania, 4WD Tasmania and the Huon 4WD Club. Forestry Tasmania managing director Bob Gordon said the new community agreement was the first
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Region’s farm forestry on show

Registrations are rolling in for the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association national conference to be held in Gisborne in April next year, writes Debbie Gregory in the Gisborne Herald.
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Online way to report unsafe driving of forestry and logging trucks

A new online tool will improve road safety by making it easier to identify and report unsafe driving of forestry vehicles and logging trucks.
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Kenworth and Westport to bring LNG trucks to Australia

Westport Innovations and PACCAR Australia, the manufacturers of Kenworth trucks, have announced that the companies will develop and commercialise liquefied natural gas (LNG) Kenworth trucks for the Australian market.
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UK invests £12 million in biomass heating

The UK Government has announced £12 million in funding for industry, businesses and community groups investing in biomass-fuelled heating and combined heat and power systems.
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UK invests £12 million in biomass heating

The UK Government has announced £12 million in funding for industry, businesses and community groups investing in biomass-fuelled heating and combined heat and power systems.
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Long live the deck

A study by the State Government has found the use of verandahs, decks and patios is making a major contribution to limiting green house gas emissions by reducing the use of air conditioners.
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It’s what’s under the veneer that counts

Tasmanian rotary veneer company Ta Ann was crowned as the Australian Emerging Exporter of the Year at the national export awards in Melbourne at the weekend.
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