Western Australia

  • Drone assisted assessments of pine plantations

    Etiketter: Wood
    Trials of drone-assisted survival assessments of pine plantations are off to a flying start near Bunbury, Western Australia. Operations Officer Markus Streil said the current trials use small drones to take photos of re-established plantations and hundreds of images are then uploaded to a cloud service to create a range of models of the plantation. / Timberbiz
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  • WA RFA extended for 20 years

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Western Australian Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) has been extended for another 20 years with an annual sustainable yield of at least 191,000 cubic metres of high-quality jarrah and karri saw logs. The landmark RFA agreement for WA’s $1.4 billion was signed on Friday by the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and WA Premier Mark McGowan. / Timberbiz
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  • Forest adds $1.405 billion to WA’s regional communities: new report

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The forest industry contributed $649 million to the Western Australian economy last financial year in direct sales alone, and a total of $1.405 billion once flow-on effects in other industries are included. / Timberbiz
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  • Mallee trees make aviation biofuels

    Etiketter: Wood
    New research suggests biofuel made from oil mallee trees could be a viable source of jet fuel, offering a glimmer of hope for growers in Western Australia who planted the trees in large numbers in the past two decades. / Timberbiz
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  • WA forestry minister frustrated with industry

    Etiketter: Wood
    Western Australia’s Forestry Minister Terry Redman expressed frustration over the problems at Whittakers Timber Mill in Greenbushes. / Forest Sweden
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  • Forestry industry still to feel full effects of Gunns

    A forestry expert said that the industry is experiencing significant struggles but is yet to experience the full effect from the collapse of Gunns Timber. Several companies with Western Australian south coast links were implicated in the collapse of Gunns. / Timberbiz
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