Monthly Archives: September 2013

SA Forestry goes high tech to gain visitors

South Australia’s Forestry Department is implementing technology to provide recreational forest visitors with more mobile access to information and to help navigate popular recreation areas. Source: FutureGov Asia
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More benefits to farming trees than carbon

‘Best practice’ carbon farming that considers more than just the carbon in trees is needed if the full benefits of trees in the landscape are to be realised by farmers, landholders, and the community. Source: CSIRO
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Abbott law to prosecute activists

Conservation groups seeking boycotts of products linked to alleged poor environmental practices may soon be liable for prosecution under consumer law. Source: The Australian
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Brick shortage grows timber industry in UK

Some developers are seeking alternative construction methods because of a shortage in brick supplies across the UK according to a house builder. Source: Inside Housing UK
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DAFF now just DA

The federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has had its name shortened to the Department of Agriculture. Source: The Land
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HIA Housing 100 results

At the annual HIA Housing 100 breakfast yesterday which ranks Australia’s largest 100 residential builders found that WA based BGC was the biggest. Source: Timberbiz
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Wild storms call for wood recovery in NZ

Logging crews from outside Canterbury will help with the clean-up and wood recovery in forests left shattered in New Zealand from last week’s wind storm. Source: Radio New Zealand

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Tas government to assess hardwood plantations

The Tasmanian Government has ordered an assessment of the size of Tasmania’s privately owned hardwood plantation estate. Source: ABC News
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City Forests reaps record dividend

Strong international log demand will see City Forests owner the Dunedin City Council reap a record NZ$ 4.4 million dividend for the year to June. Source: Otage Daily Times
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Home truths from Tassie sawmiller

Longford, Tasmania’s Graham Monson is one of the casualties of the Tasmanian forestry intergovernmental agreement. Source: The Examiner
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