Australia

  • Calls of Bull with respect to Vic timber plantations

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Victorian State Government’s announcements around timber plantations in Eastern Victoria have been described as hollow and doing nothing for security of the local industry. / Timberbiz
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  • VicForests’ response to media criticism on FSC status

    Etiketter: Wood
    VicForests has responded to media criticism attacking its failure to be granted FSC status. VicForests reported last week results from an audit taken in November last year, but that was not completed because of the impacts of the coronavirus, remaining challenges arising from last summer’s bushfires and ongoing legal issues. / Timberbiz
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  • Opinion: Young forests capture carbon quicker than previously thought

    Etiketter: Wood
    There’s increasing recognition of how nature can help tackle the climate crisis. From protecting standing forests to planting new trees, forests offer significant climate mitigation benefits. Now, new research shows that letting forests regrow on their own could be a secret weapon to fighting climate change. / Timberbiz
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  • Bob Brown Foundation triggers 19 coupes to be on-hold in Tasmania

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Sustainable Timber Tasmania has agreed to pause forestry activity in 19 coupes in Tasmania, effective immediately. The Bob Brown Foundation launched legal action two weeks ago against STT, claiming its logging of native forests in Tasmania did not accord with the Regional Forest Agreements Act 2002. / Timberbiz
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  • $3.5m to upgrade Maryvale rail siding in Gippsland

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Victorian State Government has committed $3.5 million to upgrades to the Maryvale rail siding in Gippsland to ensure products from Australian Paper’s Gippsland mill will continue to be sent by rail for years to come. / Timberiz
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  • Friday analysis: ‘Yes Minister’ logic applied to Victorian forestry

    Etiketter: Wood
    So, the Victorian Government’s transition plan for Eastern Gippsland post the end of native timber logging in 2030 is to create a new state-owned nursery growing, apparently, mountain Ash seedlings for bushfire affected areas and then blue gum for pulp. / Timberbiz
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  • FSC Australia ignores FSC HQ demand to fix governance

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The Forest Stewardship Council of Australia has reportedly ignored the demands of its German head office to fix ongoing “governance problems” after repeatedly failing to accredit any native forest harvesting. / Timberbiz
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  • Friday analysis: Alliance brings hope

    Etiketter: Wood
    At a time when good news can be a bit hard to find, Alliance Timber’s decision to extend its Dartmoor operations in the Green Triangle is a tiny ray of light. / Bruce Mitchell
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  • Alliance Timber revitalises Dartmoor mill

    Etiketter: Wood
    Dartmoor looks set to receive a major boost with one of the area’s largest employers eyeing off a significant expansion. / Timberbiz
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  • Friday analysis: Fire ready and under fire before the season even starts

    Etiketter: Wood
    It probably seems a little incongruous that fire brigades are getting ready in July for the bushfire “season” some five or so months away. It’s a regular exercise. Organisations such as the Forestry Corporation of NSW each year put their firefighters through fitness tests to ensure they are up to scratch before things get hot. / Timberbiz
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