Tasmania

  • 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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  • Greens out to end all forestry in Tasmania says Forest Products

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The Tasmanian forest industry’s new peak body has raised concerns that the Bob Brown Foundation’s legal action, if successful, will totally destroy forestry across all tenures (public and private land), including native forests and plantations, in the state. / Timberbiz
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  • Friday Analysis: Spiking a log is simply bastardry

    Etiketter: Trä och träindustrin - världens sjätte största producent
    It is surprisingly hard to put into words the bastardry being inflicted on Tasmania’s mill operators. Spikes have been found in several trees at two Tasmanian sawmills leaving political parties at loggerheads over who is responsible for the industrial sabotage. / Timberbiz
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  • Tasmania urges government to include forest products as essential

    Etiketter: Wood
    The forest industry in Tasmania has written to the Tasmanian Minister for Resources Guy Barnett urging the Government to include Tasmania’s forest products industries as an essential service, should further restrictions on what businesses can operate be required to contain the spread of COVID-19. / Timberbiz
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  • PhD student wins award for arborist drone

    Etiketter: Wood
    University of Tasmania PhD student Sean Krisanski has been named as one of the winners of the 2020 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Mr Krisanski was recognised for his research into the development of an ‘arborist’ drone that can take samples from the forest canopy, giving scientists access to samples that until now haven’t been easily reachable. / Timberbiz
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  • Sustainable Timber Tas to gain certification from FSC

    Etiketter: Wood
    Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) has launched a process to gain certification for its forestry activities from the Forest Stewardship Council. SCS Global Services will conduct an audit of STT’s forestry practices, starting on 20 May, against the new FSC Australian Forest Stewardship Council. / Timberbiz
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  • Victorian bushfire update and Tasmanian stats on fire affected forests

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Bushfires now in Victoria and previously in Tasmania have had a devastating affect not only on forestry but also and more importantly livelihoods, livestock and lives with firefighters in Victoria currently building containment lines around fires burning east of Melbourne before “gusty and erratic” winds reach the area on Wednesday. / Timberbiz
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  • Help for business impacted by Tasmanian bushfires

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Business Tasmania is a Tasmanian Government service which provides the business community with a range of support and assistance. In times of extreme weather events or other emergencies, Business Tasmania can help impacted businesses access necessary information and services. / Timberbiz
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  • Forestry innovation research grants open

    Etiketter: Forest research and education
    The Australian and Tasmanian governments are supporting advances in a sustainable and productive forestry industry with wood product innovation they hope will grow the sector. / Timberbiz
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  • Forest industries welcome mill investment in Tasmania’s north

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The Forest Industries Association of Tasmania (FIAT) and the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcome the $190 million investment in what will be Australia’s largest plantation hardwood mill and timber product manufacturing facility. / Timberbiz
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