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Popular Science article says wood is the most advanced building material

The most advanced building material is wood Building Material is Wood according to Clay Risen in the March 2014 issue of Popular Science magazine. Source: The Calaveras Enterprise
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New Forest buys Gunns plantations says no to pulp mill

The new owner of vast tree plantations previously held by failed timber company Gunns Ltd will focus on exporting the resource as woodchips and is sceptical about prospects for a pulp mill in Tasmania. Sources: The Australian, ABC News
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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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Study says biomass reduction lessens bushfire risk and costs

A new study confirms that removing fuel from our bush can massively reduce the economic costs from bushfires. Source: Timberbiz
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AFPA says Tassie pulp mill deserves rational consideration

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has applauded the Tasmanian State Labor Government and Liberal Opposition for maintaining their support in principal for a pulp making plant. Source: Timberbiz

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AFPA says keep the RFAs

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) called on Government to maintain support for Regional Forest Agreements (RFA), which provide long term wood supply from sustainably managed forests. Source: Timberbiz

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ABARES says WA’s plantations are shrinking

A report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has found the total size of WA’s timber plantations in WA diminished by nearly 2% in one year. Source: ABC News
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Burke bungled World Heritage nomination says Colbeck

According to Senator Richard Colbeck, the Environment Minister Tony Burke has bungled the World Heritage nomination of 170,000 hectares of forest he bulldozed past Tasmanians in February. Source: Timberbiz
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NEFA says definitely no logging

The North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) of New South Wales wants Premier Barry O’Farrell to rule out any logging in National Parks, ever. The Forest Products Association, representing saw-millers in the region’s forests wants a million hectares of new reserves opened to logging. Source: ABC News
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Gympie mayor says no to timber

Gympie Mayor Ron Dyne is opposed to timber plantations being used as a way to revive the Mary Valley in south-east Queensland. The State Government is trying to sell hundreds of properties acquired for the failed Traveston Crossing dam project. Source: ABC News
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