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Gremlins in the woodwork at ForestWood 2018

August 23rd, 2017
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It has been announced that the pan-industry ForestWood conference is on again on Wednesday 21 March next year at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. 
 

Calculating the environmental impact of wood

August 23rd, 2017
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In a press release, the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association notes that New Zealand wood products currently undergo strict and independent, third-party scrutiny to ensure that they comply with the NZ Building Code.  
 

Leading forestry equipment supplier celebrates 25

August 23rd, 2017
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This year has marked the silver anniversary for Tigercat, the forestry equipment manufacturer established as a Canadian corporation in 1992. Starting out as a small company with a single prototype and no distribution, Tigercat has come a long way in just 25 years. The brand is marketed in New Zealand through AB Equipment.
 

APEC tightens illegal timber trade controls

August 23rd, 2017
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Shipments of lumber, furniture and other wood products sourced from the Asia-Pacific’s protected but dwindling forests are worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually and on the increase. The introduction of enhanced customs checks in APEC could mark a turning point in efforts to combat this scourge.
 

Shedding light on wood formation

August 23rd, 2017
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Wood is produced in the cambium layer of a plant’s tissue. Scientists at Scion say fundamental knowledge on the cambium activity, and its mechanisms of action, allows us to control the wood formation process in order to try to maximise productivity without compromising wood quality.
 

Check how the team is handling tough winter conditions

August 23rd, 2017
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We’re getting close to the end of a long, hard winter – that’s left many forestry crews worn down and forestry sites sodden. Mistakes have already caused deaths and injuries. Tired workers and difficult conditions increase the risk.
 

ETS out window as forests ‘vacuumed up’ by foreigners

August 16th, 2017
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You can’t get carbon credits when all the trees are disappearing on east bound freighters suggests political agitators.
 

New chair of sustainable forestry for BOP/South Waikato

August 16th, 2017
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A new forestry science and education partnership has been created in the central North Island with the establishment of a new Chair of Sustainable Forestry at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.
 

Councils retain right to regulate GE trees

August 16th, 2017
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Political posturing is also leaking into the scientific field where the Soil & Health Association has waxed lyric over the newly released standards for forestry no longer including a ‘controversial’ clause that would have allowed the planting of genetically engineered trees across New Zealand.
 

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