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Forestry Corp NSW acquires 2000 hectares of pine

Australia, forestry, Forestry Corp

More than 2000 hectares of southern pine plantations near Grafton are now in public hands, after Forestry Corporation of NSW bought the timber rights to plantations established under contract for a private company. General Manager of Forestry Corporation’s Softwood Plantations Division Mike Beardsell said the purchase delivered a long-term …

Drone-assisted assessments of pine plantations

Australia, drones, timber, forestry

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 …

WoodSolutions programme expands to cover Australian east coast

Australia, timber, forestry

Forest and Wood Products Australia’s (FWPA) WoodSolutions’ Mid-rise Advisory Programme is expanding thanks to a show of support in the form of additional funding commitments from industry partners. The programme will now provide services to all of Australia’s east coast states, along with additional limited coverage for South …

Timber construction to upskill workers

Australia, timber

The Australian construction industry needs to focus more on industry skilling and the enabling of modern construction enterprise capability, a leading construction industry expert has warned. Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Smart Modern Construction at Western Sydney University David Chandler told the 2019 Timber Offsite Construction …

Meet Australia’s new minister for forestry

forestry, Australia

Senator Jonathan Duniam, the new assistant federal minister in charge of forestry, was a senior member of Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman’s staff during the development of the new Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement. Senator Duniam grew up in the north-west of Tasmania and went to university in Hobart before entering the public service. He …