forestry

  • 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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  • Federal Government to invest $190m in paper and board recycling

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government that it will invest in Australia’s waste and recycling capacity and help enable more wastepaper and cardboard to be recycled domestically. / Timberbiz
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  • AKD rebranding promotes its Australian Made source

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Over the coming months, the market will start to see AKD products being wrapped in a new plastic design. AKD has always been Australian grown and made, but the company believes it is timely to ensure this is understood and prominent in its supply chain and particularly in customers’ yards. / Timberbiz
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  • Friday Analysis: ERF made easy for forestry but Bunnings prematurely ejects VicForests

    Etiketter: Forestry
    What a week it has been for the timber industry, capped off by the Climate Solutions Fund decision by the Federal Government. In a nutshell, the decision will simplify access to carbon funding for new forestry projects in five regional forestry hubs, including communities hard hit by last summer’s bushfires. / Timberbiz
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  • ABARES report on challenges for forestry and wood processors

    Etiketter: Wood
    An easing in residential construction and increased export uncertainty loom as major challenges for forestry and wood processors in the wake of summer’s bushfires and COVID-19, according to an ABARES Insights report released yesterday. / Timberbiz
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  • VicForests Timber Release Plan feedback needed

    Etiketter: Forestry
    VicForests is seeking feedback on the proposed changes to its Timber Release Plan. The TRP change proposes an additional 59 new coupes in the Benalla-Mansfield, North-East and Tambo Forest Management Areas. / Timberbiz
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  • Opinion Graeme Elphinstone: conservative extremists have caused Tasmania to limp

    Etiketter: Wood
    During my life I have seen many industries and businesses built up by people who have had vision, a passion for the future. I think back to our Hobart waterfront and Henry Jones IXL and the massive orchard and fruit growing industries throughout Tasmania that supported that industry. / Timberbiz
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  • Inquiry into timber supply chain in plantation sector

    Etiketter: Wood
    The House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources has launched an inquiry into timber supply chain constraints in the Australian plantation sector. Australia’s forest productions manufacturing sector is worth more than $23 billion each year and currently, Australian plantations are unable to fully meet the sector’s demand for timber, resulting in more than 900m³ being imported each year. / Timberbiz
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  • Roope Tonteri sees his future in forestry – ‘I hope for this to be my livelihood’

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Roope Tonteri, snowboarding world champion in slopestyle and big air, says he aspires to be a forestry worker. Looking after forests is a badge of honour for him. It also strengthens his bond with nature. / Finnish Forest Association
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  • Friday analysis: Small wins but wins nevertheless

    Etiketter: Forestry
    There seems to have been wins all-round this week for foresters, the building industry, and the Australian Forest Products Association. Starting with the AFPA, it had a big win over the ABC with a complaint of unbalanced reporting and biased coverage being upheld. / Timberbiz
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