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New Forests to acquire Tasmanian plantations from Norske Skog

11-02-2020
Australia, New Forests, Tasmania, Norske Skog, timber, forestry, plantation, pine, sustainability

Australia-based international forestry investor New Forests has agreed to purchase the Tasmanian plantations of a local subsidiary of Norwegian pulp and paper company Norske Skog. The purchase includes a net plantation area of more than 18,000 hectares of radiata pine in the south of Tasmania and an agreement for timber sales to the Boyer Mill, …

OneFortyOne fully compliant with Australian Standard® for Sustainable Forest Management

06-01-2020
OneFortyOne, Australia, harvesting right, softwood plantation, Green Triangle region, Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management

OneFortyOne confirms that independent forestry auditors have once again found the company and its forests to be fully compliant with the globally endorsed Australian Standard® for Sustainable Forest Management. OneFortyOne’s Planning & Compliance Manager, Janeth Mackenzie said: “Our forests offer vital answers for Australian …

Forest and Wood Products Australia launches new website

19-12-2019
Forest and Wood Products Australia, new website, online store, The Ultimate Renewable, forestry, sustainable, narrative

Forest and Wood Products Australia has launched a new website and online store for The Ultimate Renewable where the industry and public can access information on the environmental and social advantages of forestry and wood, reported by Australia’s Timber & Forest enews. The website showcases forestry’s sustainable narrative, …

Victoria to phase out logging of native forests and shift towards plantation

13-11-2019
Victoria, Australia, old growth forests, plantations, government plan, timber sector

Native forest logging will be phased out in Victoria by 2030 and logging of old growth forests will cease immediately under a plan to transition to a plantations-based timber industry. Announcing the plan on 7 November, the Andrews government said it would provide $120mil in financial assistance to the sector, which has been under increasing …

ACCC has concerns over New Forests Tasmanian purchase

11-10-2019
Australia

Concerns have been raised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over a proposed sale of Tasmanian hardwood plantations owned by Resource Management Service to New Forests and Global Forest Partners. Resource Management Service has made its plantations and a 30 percent share of its woodchip marketing and export business in …

Editor’s pickAustralia's Borg orders new MDF forming and press line from Siempelkamp

03-10-2019
Siempelkamp, Borg Manufacturing, melamine-coated boards, MDF forming line, MDF press line, ContiRoll, Siempelkamp Compactor, LIGNA 2019, Australia

Borg Manufacturing Pty Ltd, Australia's leading producer of melamine-coated boards, has ordered a new MDF forming and press line for its Oberon site. With this order, the company repeatedly relies on Siempelkamp support. Borg Manufacturing Pty Ltd. replaces an old multi-opening line with an MDF forming and press line including ContiRoll® in …

WA’s first timber-framed office tower approved

03-10-2019
first, cross-laminated timber, office, tower, West Australia, six-storeys, CLT, Haris Jenkins Architects, Fremantle

West Australia’s local council has approved an office tower in Fremantle to be constructed out of cross-laminated timber, in a ‘first’ for Western Australia.   The first CLT six-storey building approved for Fremantle (Image Harris Jenkins Architects and Yolk Property Group) The six-storey building, designed by Harris …

Global and European sawlog prices have fallen over the past two years

27-09-2019
sawlog, prices, global, Europe, America, Austra, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year low. Log prices were down on all continents, with the biggest declines occurring in Europe, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Plentiful supply from storm-damaged and beetle-infested forests in Central Europe changed the log …

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