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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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Paying farmers to plant trees a waste of money

It is difficult to imagine a more wretched waste of a colossal amount of money than paying farmers to plant trees that cannot be harvested for a century. Source: The Land
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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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Eucalyptus trees to provide NZ opportunities

Eucalyptus trees may provide long-term opportunities for New Zealand farmers. Source: Otago Daily Times
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New Zealanders best placed to scurry up trees

Three Kiwis have climbed their way to the top for the second time, taking out world titles for competitive tree climbing in Canada in tree-mendous fashion. Source: 3News NZ
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Buyer wanted for host trees in Kimberley

The manager of the world’s largest plantation of Indian sandalwood says it still hasn’t found a buyer for thousands of its host trees in the Kimberley. Source: ABC News
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Bundaberg plants 950 trees

WetlandCare Australia worked in partnership with the Bundaberg Regional Council, Friends of Pasturage Reserve, Bundaberg Landcare, Gidarjil rangers, the local Impact team and the Bargara Lions Club to plant 950 local native trees. Source: Bundaberg News Mail
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Laser guidance to find giant Tasmanian trees

Forestry Tasmania has discovered another 17 hardwood eucalyptus trees in the state’s southern forests, with some of the giants believed to be up to 500 years old. Source: ABC News
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Giant petrified trees found in Thailand

Fossil trees that approached the heights of today’s tallest redwoods have been found in northern Thailand. Source: Discovery News
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More natives so don’t pine for 500 trees

More than 500 pine trees, which formed an unusual urban forest in the corner of a Caringbah industrial site, were cut down this week. Source: St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
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