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ETS scheme in New Zealand delayed

Forest owners say the New Zealand government appears to be unconcerned about the tide of European carbon credits flooding onto the New Zealand market. Source: New Zealand Herald,
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New restrictions for treated timber

New restrictions on the use of copper chrome arsenate (CCA) for treating timber came into place from 1 July 2012. Source: Timberbiz
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Australian Timber Flooring seminar in July

The Australian Timber Flooring Association (AFTA) alongside Flooring & Finishes will hold an AFTA Business and Industry Seminar Series on 20 July 2012 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Source: Timberbiz
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UK wood recycling defies recession

Britain’s growing network of community wood recycling enterprises has defied the recession to reach a key milestone. Source: Green Building Press
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Canadian mill – largest single line sawmill to service Australia

A Vancouver-based manufacturer of wood products has an ambitious plan to operate the largest single line sawmill on the coast of British Columbia. Source: Journal of Commerce
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New online tool to determine legal timber

The World Resources Institute (WRI) has announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources. Source: Sustainable Forestry Initiative
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Timber town Glenreagh celebrates

The Glenreagh Timber Festival in northern New South Wales has an unashamed focus on all things to do with wood. Source: Timberbiz, The Coffs Harbour News
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Tasmanian transport scheme under threat

The Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team has demanded the Federal Government act immediately to remove any threat to funding of the three vital Bass Strait transport schemes that underpin Tasmania’s viability following the High Court ruling in the case of Williams v the Commonwealth. Source
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Forestry not bad guys in NZ soil erosion

Forestry leaders are tired of being labelled as the major culprits for hill country erosion in New Zealand and say other land uses and extreme weather events have played a part. Source: The Gisborne Herald New Zealand
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