Monthly Archives: January 2013

Timber shortage in Fiji

Timber shortage and infrastructure damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Evan are among some of the biggest issues facing the Fiji Pine Group of Companies. Source: The Fiji Times Online
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Elders selling in Albany, Bunbury and the Green Triangle

Elders Limited has advised that its wholly owned subsidiary, APT Projects Ltd, has entered an agreement to sell 30,000 hectares of pulpwood standing timber plantations located in Albany, Bunbury and the Green Triangle to New Forests Asset Management on behalf of growers. Source: Elders
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Woodscape report on biofuels may be a lifeline

Forest crown research institute Scion will launch its Woodscape report on the viability of generating biofuels from trees, a move that could throw a much needed financial lifeline to the sector. Sources: Stuff NZ, Fairfax
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Partnership for environmental supply chain

Norske Skog and the environmental foundation Bellona signed a partnership agreement to create a more environmentally friendly supply chain. Source: Timberbiz
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Wilderness attacked by environmentalists

Environmental groups outside the forestry peace deal are attacking the credibility of the Wilderness Society. Fringe groups are angry about the society’s comments during an Upper House inquiry into the peace deal legislation. Source: ABC News
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Tasmanian deal creates uncertainty for everyone

A Tasmanian mining company is warning uncertainty surrounding the forest peace deal legislation could stall $ 40 million worth of investment. Source: ABC News
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Fine jarrah for railway sleepers

WA’S finest jarrah trees are being cut down and sold for railway sleepers by the State Government’s logging agency despite a policy banning the practice, according to insiders. Source: Perth Now
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Log books for the timber industry

In Illuka, New South Wales, Roy Ellery isn’t too keen on adding up the hours spent working on his unique hand-crafted timber “log books” – he said they are a labour of love. Source: Clarence Valley Daily Examiner
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Real estate investment trusts in timber

Rayonier is not the highest-profile business in Jacksonville in the US but its corporate fingers spread far and wide. Source: The Florida Times Union, Equities.com
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Queensland government ignores climate change in strategy paper

Farmers have accused the Queensland State Government of ignoring the impact of climate change on farms in a draft strategy paper on how to double agriculture by 2040. Source: The Australian
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