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Forestry Corp NSW acquires 2000 hectares of pine

02-07-2019
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

28-06-2019
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

28-06-2019
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 …

Grant for 12 research projects with forestry

27-06-2019
forestry, grants

The Södra Research Foundation will grant an additional SEK 8.8 million to 12 research projects linked to forestry and the forest industry. The funding was awarded to projects including process development in the pulp industry, recycling textiles and controlling pulpwood flows. “The linear life cycle for textiles needs to become …

Laos and EU closer to agreement on forest law enforcement

27-06-2019
Laos, EU, forestry, trade

The EU and Laos have concluded the third formal negotiation towards an agreement on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The talks took place in Brussels, Belgium from 17-21 June 2019. The Agreement aims to establish a system to verify the legality of timber products harvested and …

Komatsu Forestry launches new models at SkogsNolia

20-06-2019
Komatsu Forestry

Komatsu Forestry has launched an upgraded product range at forestry expo SkogsNolia, with the majority of the machines new. The machines are equipped with a brand-new engine installation conforming to the latest emission legislation. The new, future-proof control system, MaxiXT, was also launched. The company presented a number of quality …

Malaysian timber exports to reach RM25 billion next year

18-06-2019
Malaysia, timber, forestry

Despite worries surrounding the US-China trade war and Brexit, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) is confident that Malaysia can export RM25 billion of timber and timber-based products by next year. MTC chief executive officer Richard Yu denied the timber industry a sunset industry. At present, he said Malaysia’s timber and timber-based …