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AUSTimber message will be heard overseas

It's still a few years before AUSTimber2012, but the promotional work has already been on in earnest for some months.
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Foresters mooooving with the times to combat weeds

A visit to Lion Match Forestry’s Clifton estate in Mpumalanga, South Africa, led to a surprise meeting with their new weed control team.
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Composites attract

It's a cold, hard fact – hardwood is becoming harder to get in Australia.
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Volvo sets its sights on the forest industry

Felling and off-road transport are areas Volvo is now focusing on in order to offer a total machinery solution to the forest industry, according to Jukka Moisander, director, global forestry solutions at Volvo.
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Woodcraft is more than just a ‘whittle’ industry

A new study into the Tasmanian woodcraft sector has found that more than 2000 people are directly employed in the industry.
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Agroforestry is a way of life for many

In its early days, agroforestry may have been viewed as the domain of the ‘landcare enthusiast’. Today, integrating trees and shrubs into productive farming systems is seen as a core principle of sustainable agriculture.
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NSW Government to establish private plantations

An agreement for the management of plantations for private industry will see 4500ha of hardwood planted starting immediately, Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald said today.
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Out of the past comes something for the future

When something old is new again … Two of a swag of environment innovations recognized under the Commercialising Emerging Technologies (COMET) program grants are leading the way in recycling.
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Upper Florentine timber needed by sawmillers

A rebound in the demand for sawn timber means that sawmillers need timber from planned harvesting in the Upper Florentine Valley, forest manager Steve Whiteley said today.
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