Monthly Archives: October 2013

Standard for Valuing Commercial Forests in Australia seminar

The Institute of Foresters of Australia in conjunction with forest industry specialists Pöyry Management Consulting Australia will launch a revised version of its ‘Standard for Valuing Commercial Forests in Australia’ at a seminar in Melbourne on Friday November 8. Source: Timberbiz
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Private forestry in demand in Queensland

Demand for locally grown native timber from south-east Queensland could soon be on the increase. Source: ABC Rural
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Labour wants forestry inquiry in NZ

Labour is calling for an inquiry into the economics of forestry processing with leader David Cunliffe saying importing timber for the Christchurch rebuild while New Zealand mills were closing was “lunacy”. Sources: Stuff.co.nz, Fairfax NZ News, Timberbiz
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Kalangadoo treatment plant sold and to reopen

A Mount Gambier-based business has purchased the idle Kalangadoo timber treatment plant, which is expected to further reinvigorate the regional forestry sector and boost jobs. Source: The Border Watch
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Names added to forestry honour list

Another 24 names and tree dedications joined the 170 at the National Foresters’ Grove in the Wagga Road reserve, Albury as it celebrated its 25th anniversary. Source: The Border Mail
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SA forest privatization attacked in audit

Privatisation of SA’s South East forestry assets continues to face criticism following the release of the state Auditor-General Simon O’Neil’s annual audit overview. Source: Stock Journal
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10 of the best rain forests in the world

Rain forests are natural theme parks, packed with plant, animal, and human diversity, says Federico Solano of the Rainforest Alliance. Source: USA Today
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Gunns land for sale

About 21,000 hectares of land in all parts of Tasmania has been put up for sale on behalf of failed timber company Gunns. Sources: ABC Rural, Fairfax Media
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Koalas need more than eucalypts

The koala is a nocturnal tree-hugger that sleeps a lot and is fussy about which eucalyptus leaves to eat and the latest research suggests efforts to save koalas from extinction by protecting their habitat may be barking up the wrong tree. Source: ABC News
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Occupational health and cancer

Public health researchers have identified which carcinogens are likely to contribute most to occupational cancer in New Zealand workplaces. Source: Health Canal
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