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URGENT: Reminder to Register - 7th Forest Science Symposium
22 June, 2017
ICFR
The deadline for registration is fast approaching - delegates wanting to attend must complete and return the registration form with proof of payment by Friday 30 June 2017. Please assist by passing this information on to colleagues who may wish to attend. The Symposium is open to everyone. read more
Vacsol® Azure® Timber Preservative Takes Wood Design to the Next Level
22 June, 2017
Lonza
Wood is a wondrous material whose beauty is enhanced by a homeowner's imagination and grand designs, and architectural features such as stairways, flooring, balconies and decks. While it is considered the architectural wonder material of the 21 century. read more
Husqvarna helps give 250 needy kids schoolbags
21 June, 2017
Husqvarna
Pupils thrilled with novel schoolbags after Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge & Trail Run. Nearly 250 needy children from the Mid-Illovo area were delighted last week to receive unique schoolbags complete with built-in ponchos. read more
Global lumber prices have trended upward in early 2017
21 June, 2017
Wood resources international
Global softwood lumber prices trended upward in early 2017 with prices in North America hitting a 13-year high, Chinese import prices increasing 13% in 18 months and Japanese prices moving modestly higher in the 1Q/17, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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Preventing noise-induced hearing loss in forestry
21 June, 2017
Wood Business
WorkSafeBC data collected by employers in 2015 from more than 150,000 hearing tests of workers in all industries in B.C. shows noise-induced hearing loss is trending upwards among forestry workers - increasing from 11 to 20 per cent between 1995 and 2015. read more
7th Forest Science Symposium
13 June, 2017
ICFR
Thank-you to everyone who submitted abstracts for the Symposium - we were overwhelmed with the response and received more than double the number of papers that the programme could accommodate. Our Science Committee has reviewed the papers and the first draft... read more
Brazilian pulp production remains strong
8 June, 2017
IBA
Pulp production grew 5.1% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, totaling 6.32 million tons against 6.02 million in 2016. In the wood panels segment, exports are in the spotlight with a growth of 39.8%, reaching 376,000 cubic meters sold abroad... read more
Agri SA’s Submission on the Regulation of Agricultural Landholdings Bill
7 June, 2017
Agri SA is a federation of agricultural organisations comprising of nine provincial agricultural unions and 24 commodity organisations. Through our affiliations, we represent a diverse group of farmers irrespective of gender, colour or creed. Agri SA's support for orderly land reform stands firm. read more
Release of FSA’s Environmental Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations in South Africa
1 June, 2017
Forestry South Africa
Forestry South Africa (FSA) has released the third version of its popular Environmental Management Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations in South Africa. Unlike previous iterations, this version is in electronic format and can be found on the FSA website www.forestry.co.za. read more
SA Forestry & Forest Products Industry Facts (1980 - 2015)
31 May, 2017
FSA
South African Forestry & Forest Products Industry Facts (1980 - 2015) Excel Version
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