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Emergency called on giant sequoias

The US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is initiating emergency fuels reduction treatments to provide for the long-term survival of giant sequoia groves against immediate wildfire threats. Source: Timberbiz These actions make use of the agency’s existing authorities under th
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Northvolt and Stora Enso to create industrialised wooden batteries

Stora Enso and Northvolt are joining forces to create sustainable batteries using lignin-based hard carbon produced with renewable wood from the Nordic forests. The aim is to develop the world’s first industrialised battery featuring anode sourced entirely from European raw materials,
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OFO stands with Stand Like Stone for community projects

OneFortyOne and Stand Like Stone have granted $50,000 to community groups from across the Limestone Coast, to support local projects. Source: Timberbiz Stand Like Stone CEO Roger Babolka said, “this is the 9th year of our partnership with OneFortyOne which has resulted in a further 3
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Responsible Wood photo competition winners

Three rural shutterbugs devoted to the Great Outdoors and each with a “long-time love of our forests, trees and timber” are the winning placegetters in the 2022 national Responsible Wood photo competition. Source: Timberbiz “The exceptional response to the competition from across Aust
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Forest environments are notoriously difficult for drone operations

Aside from the trees themselves, hilly terrain, remote areas provide challenges for drone operators. Add in the complexity of technical, operational, and regulatory considerations in a forest environment and it becomes a challenge to operate UAVs in forestry when visual contact is not
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PyroAg is the Next Gen fertiliser

With the price of Australian fertiliser imports rising by a record 128%, PyroAg, a leader in creating commercial quantities of Pyroligneous acid or wood vinegar, is urging Australian farmers to embrace the next generation of sustainable farming practices, as well as stripping their fe
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Pentarch Forestry’s new chapter for Australian hardwood products

Following Pentarch Group’s acquisition of the Boral Timber portfolio of building products and materials in 2021, the Pentarch Forestry branded range is now an established name in the timber and flooring market. Source: Timberbiz Including hardwood products that celebrate the natural b
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Forestry’s future role affirmed

The role of forest products as industries of the future has been affirmed with the recent announcement of funding from the Australian Research Council for new research hubs and training centres. Source: Timberbiz Acting CEO of the Australian Forest Products Association Victor Violante
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University of Tasmania’s new design timber engineering course

The School of Architecture and Design and the School of Engineering from The University of Tasmania is preparing a new Masters of Professional Engineering unit in timber design. Source: Built Offsite It’s being launched in recognition of the information and skills vacuum that exists i
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