Monthly Archives: April 2014

Contractor found for Esperance blue gums

Farmers who were left with acres of trees are relieved to have closure over the blue gums they planted before the global financial crisis. Source: The Esperance Express
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A veneer idea for special Tas timbers

A fourth generation timber worker said that it was time to adopt a new attitude to Tasmania’s special timbers to extend the life and value from the remaining supply. Source: ABC Rural
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WA sandalwood industry in for shake up

WA’s sandalwood industry is set for a big shake up amid fears illegal harvesting is pushing the fragile resources towards extinction. Source: The West Australian
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CFMEU joins Liberals against Forestry SA

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has been told by Forestry SA it wants the South Australian Government’s approval to reduce its workforce by 50% within a year and halve redundancy entitlements. Source: The Flinders News, ABC Rural

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Gippsland moves closer to timber training

Wellington Shire Council will convene a meeting to further investigate the potential for a timber and forestry education precinct for Gippsland. Source: The Gippsland Times and Maffra Spectator
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AFCA says industry under resourced

Colin McCulloch chief executive officer of the Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) said that he didn’t think he had seen the industry as busy but as under resourced. Source: Timberbiz
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Genetically engineered trees for biofuel production

Researchers have genetically engineered poplar trees with lignin that breaks down more easily, opening the door to cheaper biofuels and wood pulp that require only a fraction of the energy and chemicals to produce. Source: Vancouver Sun
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Unions’ legal action against forestry companies

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) in New Zealand is taking legal action against two forestry companies over the deaths of workers. Source: Radio New Zealand, TVNZ
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AFS is opening markets for Tasmanian AKS Forest Solutions

Certification to the Australian Forestry Standard is opening markets for a northern Tasmanian forest company. Source: ABC News
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NZ support of bioenergy not enough

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) welcomed the New Zealand Government’s support for bioenergy but said it doesn’t go far enough. Source: Timberbiz
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