Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ireland to sell off forest to pay debts

A dark cloud is looming over Ireland’s forests. Under the terms of its 67.5 billion euro international bailout, the government is being forced to sell off assets and has decided to sell harvesting rights to timber as a way of raising cash. Source: The Washington Post
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New shadow Cabinet in New Zealand

Labour leader David Shearer unveiled his new shadow-Cabinet lineup at a press conference. Source: 3News
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This fireplace rules

In Oslo, Norway a TV program aired on the topic of firewood, it consisted mostly of people in parkas chatting and chopping and then eight hours of a fire burning in a fireplace. Sources: The Age, The New York Times
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Burnie Council profits from Forestry Tasmania stockpile

A prime industrial site in Burnie will become a holding yard for Forestry Tasmania’s stockpile of export logs. Source: The Mercury
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A backlog of power poles for WA

An audit has found there is a large backlog of condemned wooden power poles needing urgent replacement across Western Australia. Source: ABC News
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Payment advice from Gunns’ timber mid-March

Tasmanian farmers affected by the collapse of Gunns expect to clarify at a mid-March meeting what they will be paid for their plantation timber. Source: The Examiner
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Study claims more profit in carbon credits than logging

An end to logging in native forests could profit Western Australia by more than $ 400 million a year, according to new research by the Australia Institute. Source: Donnybrook-Bridgetown Mail
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Taranakipine fire destroys machinery

Machinery valued at up to $ 1 million was destroyed in a fire at Taranakipine, New Zealand on Tuesday night. Source: Stuff
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India is wood’s next frontier

India’s wood fiber deficit is forecast to more than double between 2011 and 2021 placing increased emphasis on imports, according to a study released today by RISI, a leading information provider for the global forest products industry. Source: Timberbiz
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Thinning and pruning required

Michael Ryan has a 15-acre farmlet in New Gisborne, Victoria with around 10 acres of planted to pinus radiata that needs attention. Source: Timberbiz
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