Timber

  • 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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  • Friday Analysis: Buy Australian Timber could be difficult in Victoria, not as difficult as being a minister

    Etiketter: Wood
    Some great news for the timber industry in general this week has been tempered by the bad news still coming out of East Gippsland. The Buy Australian Timber First campaign sees a much-welcomed united push from all the big operators – AKD, Boral, Hyne, OneFortyOne, Timberlink and Wespine – towards increasing the use of timber in the building industry. In a joint letter to industry partners, the group says the collective industry could face some of the toughest business conditions ever seen. / Timberbiz
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  • Timber thefts from the Green Triangle

    Etiketter: Wood
    People illegally cutting down protected redgum and stringybark trees from Green Triangle plantations are being warned the ‘forest is watching’. Police and forest landowners have joined forces to target reckless wood thieves who are fearlessly entering privately owned forestry estates and taking hundreds of tonnes of native vegetation critical for the long-term survival of endangered local species. / Timberbiz
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  • Timber industry associations call for urgent action from Andrews

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Victorian Government must urgently intervene to save the Victoria’s native timber industry and the thousands of jobs it supports, industry peak bodies urged. The recent court decision to extend an injunction preventing timber harvesting in 13 coupes, is the latest setback for the industry, which was already reeling from the bushfires. / Timberbiz
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  • Deputy PM calls for forestry hub in Southern NSW

    Etiketter: Wood
    Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Nationals, Michael McCormack, has backed a Regional Forestry Hub in the South West Slopes (Tumut-Tumbarumba region) of southern NSW. In a letter released by the South West Slopes’ Softwoods Working Group (SWG), the Deputy Prime Minister expresses his ‘strong support’ for establishing a Regional Forestry Hub. / Timberbiz
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  • NSW election result removes threat from koala national park

    Etiketter: Wood
    The peak forestry body in New South Wales says the election of the Coalition Government has removed the threat from the proposed new koala national park but much work remains to be done. Timber NSW General Manager Maree McCaskill said the proposed Great Koala National Park in northern NSW was now “not in prospect” for the next four years. / Timberbiz
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  • Vietnam logs record year of timber and wood exports

    Etiketter: Wood
    Vietnam’s exports of wood and timber products reached a record high of about US$8.85 billion in 2018, with the United States its biggest market, emboldening the forestry sector to target exports of US$10.5 billion in 2019. / VEN.vn
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  • Södra promotes timber as a building material in Venice

    Etiketter: Wood
    Södra will be represented at the International Architecture Exhibition in Venice that opens on 26 May. Together with other Swedish operators, Södra will demonstrate timber’s potential as a building material, and also participate in the introductory panel discussion. / Södra
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  • Timber company sets up training in Maryborough

    Etiketter: Wood
    A timber company will open a training centre in Maryborough after struggling to fill vacant positions because of unqualified applicants. / Timberbiz
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  • Södra strengthens offer for softwood pulpwood and small-diameter timber

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Demand for softwood pulpwood is high. The strategic investments in Södra’s mills have now led to higher fibre consumption. Södra is therefore raising the price of softwood pulpwood to SEK 320/m ᶾ sub. The price of the small-diameter and softwood block range will also be raised by SEK 25/m ᶾ sub. / Södra
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