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A dilemma facing the forestry and wood products industries is how best to market to and recruit from a generation that’s uniquely different. The issue is the same – right around the world. Only last week we covered a story on how an innovative training programme has just been set up in the UK to attract log truck drivers to try and address the dire shortages that are being experienced. The millennials (individuals born between 1980-2000) are the biggest generation in most workforces and in the consumer market. They’re a major driving force of the economy. You will have noticed though, that they’re different. Their expectations from an employers’ perspective are different. How they communicate is different. Most are socially conscious. Most are environmental advocates.

To get a better insight into understanding millennials’ attitudes and their perceptions of the wood products industry and wood products, a survey of 1,500 millennials has recently been undertaken. It was carried out in the US. The results though will be equally applicable to this part of the world. As expected, the industry didn’t fare particularly well in terms of millennials’ perceptions. However, one positive that did come out of the survey was that they thought of wood products positively. Wood apparently appealed to their sense of style! The underlying message here is that the industry can and should be working on fixing some of these issues around industry misperceptions. It will foster a better working relationship with the community and it’s obviously going to help out in recruiting these new employees. More detailed results are contained in the story and link supplied in this week’s issue.

In Australia, a number of changes have recently been announced for senior industry personnel. The Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub has welcomed new Chair Cameron MacDonald, Executive GM of OneFortyOne’s Australian operations following the retirement of Ian McDonnell. The North Queensland forestry hub has just appointed a new manager, Hulton King, the newly named Forestry Australia has welcomed two new Directors, Mick Stevens, CEO of Timber Queensland and Jim Wilson, Plantation Operations & Services Manager at Forico and Stacey Gardiner, has just joined up with HVP Plantations as their new External Relations and Communications Manager.

And finally, after talking to presenters, exhibitors and delegates for this year’s eagerly awaited ForestTECH 2021 event planned to run on 23-24 November 2021, it’s been agreed to postpone the running of the event for a few months. The uncertainty still around the evolving Covid situation in New Zealand and safety concerns for those travelling into Rotorua to attend the conference, workshops and exhibitions has been uppermost in everyone’s minds. Instead of switching to an all-virtual event, it’s been decided though to reschedule the event (ForestTECH 2021/22) to now run in Rotorua, New Zealand on 23-24 February 2022.

Further details can be found on the event website. All registered delegates (both live and virtual) to ForestTECH 2021 will automatically be carried through to the rescheduled event in February 2022. We regret any inconvenience that the rescheduling may have caused. However, all involved agree that under the current circumstances and changing environment, that this is the best and safest option for everyone. And on this note, enjoy this week’s read.



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AU$30m deal to turn waste timber into hydrogen

The developer of the largest clean hydrogen hub in Australia’s south-east has struck an AU$30 million deal with United States-based manufacturer Babcock and Wilcox to deliver a biomass-to-hydrogen project at the site.

As governments and industry step up investments in building the nation’s nascent zero-emissions hydrogen economy, Port Anthony Renewables is bringing New York-listed Babcock and Wilcox’s technology for producing hydrogen from waste timber to its hub at Port Anthony in Victoria’s Gippsland region.

“The Port Anthony area has always been a cornerstone of the offshore energy industry,” Port Anthony Renewables managing director Ben Anthony said. “This jointly developed Babcock and Wilcox project represents not only accelerated growth of the Port Anthony Renewable Hydrogen precinct, but sees us well on our way to 25 tonnes a day of hydrogen just in the next two or three years – ultimately leading to the decarbonisation and repurposing of the Bass Strait oil and gas sector.”

Hydrogen, which burns cleanly and emits only water, is touted as an important growth technology in the push to arrest global warming due to its potential to decarbonise parts of the economy that cannot be easily electrified, such as a range of industrial processes. Eventually, it is hoped clean hydrogen could also become an exportable store of renewable energy produced in Australia and shipped to customers in Asia.

The use of waste timber, which would otherwise go to landfill, is considered carbon-neutral because the carbon dioxide released during combustion would initially have been absorbed from the atmosphere during a plant’s lifetime. Biomass is used in certain steel-making process in Brazil, but presently it is used in less than 1 per cent of steel production globally.

Source: SMH

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How Millennials view the wood products industry

The industry is facing the dilemma of how best to market to and recruit a generation that is uniquely different.

U.S. Wood Products industry members constantly strive to determine how to best promote and position their industry and products. Studies show that many in the public know little about the industry or the variety of wood products produced and hold a generally negative perception of the industry (Baldwin 2004, Stout et al. 2020).

In addition to combating public perception and unfamiliarity, the industry also faces a labour problem. As older employees retire, enticing younger generations to work in a field that they know little about or are not interested in makes it challenging to fill empty positions with skilled employees.

Millennials (individuals born between 1980-2000) are the biggest generation in the United States’ workforce and consumer market and, thus, a major driving force of the economy. Conversations among industry professionals at offices, conferences, and tradeshows over best practices to engage new generations of potential employees have intensified. The industry is facing the dilemma of how best to market to and recruit a generation that is uniquely different.

In contrast to previous generations, millennials grew up during the age of digital technological advancement. For them, computers, cell phones, and the internet have always been the norm and they are accustomed to having relationships with companies and public figures through social media platforms. They are considered brand-loyal, socially conscious, and environmental advocates.

While older generational employees are considered loyal to their employers and tend to stay at a company for years, millennials tend to change companies and positions frequently. How do these characteristics impact the wood products industry that is dependent on unique skills that are not easily taught or easily replaced?

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Source: building-products.com

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Solo Pacific adventurer checks out rowboat timber

Tom Robinson, the youngest rower to attempt a Pacific crossing from South America to Australia, recently visited HQPlantations Blackbutt Araucaria plantation forest to learn more about the source of the timber for his ocean-going rowboat.

From January 2022, the young adventurer will spend nine months at sea in timber boat he designed himself rowing solo from Peru to back to the Brisbane River where he built Maiwar by hand. Tom expects it will take up to nine months at sea to cover the 8,000 nautical mile journey (over 14,800km). He plans to make landfall along the way to resupply and explore the cultures of the Pacific, including Tonga, the Cook Islands and Tahiti.

The primary timber used in the vessel’s construction, donated by Austral Plywoods, is plantation Araucaria grown by HQPlantations. Commonly known as hoop pine, Araucaria is one of the few endemic Australian rainforest species that has been successfully domesticated for sustainable timber production.

Select Araucaria trees are pruned to provide a highly desirable, aesthetically pleasing, knot-free, high-strength timber that is peeled and laminated into a superior AAA marine ply product by Austral Plywoods. Araucaria is the preferred species based on density, bending strength, impact resistance and surface finishing characteristics.

These qualities and the lightweight nature of marine ply were important to Tom, along with knowing the timber came from a renewable plantation timber source. Tom was delighted when contacted by HQPlantations to invite him and his Austral Plywoods sponsor Stuart Matthews to visit the recently replanted compartment his timber came from and learn about HQPlantations internationally recognised sustainable plantation forest management practices.



The 24 foot long, six-foot wide vessel, designed by Tom and built by hand, is based on the traditional lines of old whaleboats from whaling ships that frequented the Pacific in the 19th and 20th centuries. After six months and 1,000 hours of planning, designing and building, Maiwar was christened and launched on the Brisbane River in July. Tom has named his rowboat after the local Aboriginal name for river and hopes it will serve to call him home once his voyage begins.

Now comes the real test as Tom commences sea trials and capsize tests in the waters between north Brisbane and Moreton Island and the Sandy Straits to assess Maiwar’s sea worthiness and make any necessary tweaks for comfort and performance before shipping the vessel to Peru.

HQPlantations and Responsible Wood are delighted to provide Tom with a Garmin InReach Mini Marine Bundle and a 12-month Expedition subscription to provide him with two-way satellite communication capability and tracking features to support a safe voyage.

We wish Tom all the best as he prepares to depart for Peru. Anyone interested in learning more about Tom’s journey are invited to visit his website www.tomrobinsonboats.com. You can also see more on this story here.

Source: HQPlantations



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Clearwater Open Days coming in November

The Mid-Rise Wood Construction team invites you to register for their free on-site tours at the Clearwater Quays Apartment building project in Christchurch, New Zealand.

In mid-November, New Zealand construction professionals and property developers are invited to attend site visits to the Clearwater Quays Apartments, a model building for low-carbon construction in Christchurch. Earlier this year, open days to this mass timber project proved very popular.

The open day sessions will be led by a group of design and engineering innovators. Construction professionals are invited to touch, look, and listen to see how wood in mid-rise buildings brings a wide range of constructability benefits as well as long- term improvements for the occupants. Site visit speakers include Phillip Howard of Pacific Environments, Barry Lynch from Logic Group, Marty Verry from Red Stag Investments and Phil Tomkins from Construction Solutions Central.

Four sessions of two hours each are planned for this open day series on 10 & 11th November. Visitors will be guided through leading wood design features on the site. Following the site visit, project team members will highlight specific aspects of the new methods used in the building. The Clearwater Quays Apartments displays the biophilic, seismic and low-carbon benefits of using engineered wood in construction. The 5-storey all-wood building is nearing completion adjacent to the Clearwater Golf Club.

Click here to book your place for the Clearwater Open Days on 10 & 11th November. Visitors will be expected to adhere to social distancing rules for events under the prevailing Covid-19 rules at the time.

The open days are hosted jointly by the Ministry for Primary Industries and Red Stag Wood Solutions. Funding for the programme is part of the ‘Mid-Rise Wood Construction’ partnership between Red Stag and MPI. The scheme complements the government’s initiatives to deliver a zero-carbon construction sector by designing to increase low carbon materials used in construction.



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Forestry Australia announces new Directors

New Director announcements and new figures showing member satisfaction and retention are higher than ever were highlights of the Institute of Foresters of Australia’s (now trading as Forestry Australia) AGM held last week.

Forestry Australia President Bob Gordon welcomed new Directors Mick Stephens and Jim Wilson, who was elected after serving via a casual vacancy over the past 10 months. “It’s a pleasure to be able to officially welcome two outstanding forestry professionals in Mick Stephens and Jim Wilson as our association continues to go from strength to strength under our new identity, Forestry Australia,” Mr Gordon said.

Mr Stephens and Mr Wilson join continuing Directors Bob Gordon (President), Dr Michelle Freeman and Dr Kevin Harding (Vice Presidents), Blair Freeman, Jan Newport and Dr Lachie McCaw on the Board. Board Observer Leon Holt has also been re-appointed.

Mr Gordon also paid tribute to outgoing Director Dr Peter Volker, who has retired as a Director after 10 years on the Board over the past two decades, including serving as President between 2005 and 2011. “Dr Peter Volker has made a more than significant contribution to our association over the past years as President, Director and an active volunteer. I would like to thank him on behalf of the Board, and all the members he has served so well,” Mr Gordon said.

Source: Forestry Australia

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North Queensland Forestry hub appoints manager

North Queensland’s forest and timber industry has a new colleague following the appointment of a Regional Forestry Hub Manager to implement and progress further development of the industry in the region. The North Queensland forestry hub is part of a network of hubs funded by the Australian Government to leverage and implement projects to bost productivity and growth in the sector.

After a thorough selection process by the regional Steering Committee, Hulton King has been appointed as Hub Manager. Mr King, who grew up planting hoop pines over weekends at his family’s Atherton Tablelands property, has previously worked across a range of Government-sponsored research projects in the region as a programs manager for the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre. His recent appointment to the Terrain NRM board as an emerging leader was an opportunity to identify the need for more robust regenerative economies for the region.

“The timber industry already generates AU$70 million of economic activity in the region and I look forward to working with local suppliers, stakeholders and timber users to assist in furthering North Queensland’s forest and timber industry,” said Mr King. “The North Queensland Regional Forestry Hub has also assessed recommendations made in the CRCNA’s Northern forest and forest products industry situational analysis, which aimed to deliver a pathway for realising forest industry potential in Northern Australia,” he said.

“Meeting the growing demand for timber products is a major opportunity, given the existing area of high-quality softwood plantations with a well-established sawmilling supply chain. Initial funding has supported an analysis addressing the planning, approvals and regulatory environment for new plantation establishment on private land. Support is also being provided for a collaborative project to assess the economic merits of combined grazing and commercial tree farming systems as a potential vehicle for new agroforestry investment.”

“There are also significant opportunities to develop the potential from sustainably managed public and private native forests across the region. Many of these forest areas are owned and managed by traditional owners, and I look forward to working with indigenous communities to explore and develop agreed forestry outcomes.”

Timber Queensland, the peak body for Queensland's forest and timber industry, has partnered with the Australian Government for the delivery of the South-East Queensland and North Queensland hubs. More information about Queensland’s hubs is available at www.qldforestryhubs.com.au The regional hubs are a key action under the Australian Government’s National Forest Industries Plan.

Photo: Hulton King, North Queensland Regional Forestry Hub Manager and Mick Stephens, CEO, Timber Queensland meeting to discuss industry issues

Source: Timber Queensland

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Sustainable forestry and carbon farming

Concerns about the legitimacy of permanent exotic forest carbon farming projects threaten the future of sustainable forestry, Ekos chief executive Dr Sean Weaver says.

“Both native and exotic forests are part of the winning formula that will make carbon farming projects economic. There is a very real risk of Aotearoa New Zealand rejecting restorative carbon farming through policy settings that tar all permanent forest carbon projects – and we could take down sustainable forestry as collateral damage,” he says.

“The 2021 Climate Commission report recommended nearly 300,000 ha of new native forest by 2035 to meet our carbon target under the Paris Agreement. We also need hundreds of thousands of hectares of reforestation to build climate resilient landscapes in erosion prone areas.

“That’s a price tag in the billions, and grant funding won’t make a dent. The investment needed means carbon farming projects need to be profitable and able to service debt, Sean Weaver says. “We know from the work Ekos has done pioneering native restorative forest carbon farming that to make the numbers work, sometimes some rocket fuel in the carbon engine in the form of exotic forestry is needed – albeit just enough to make the project economic.

“When we do that, about a fifth of the project area is exotic and the rest native. The smaller exotic portion is actively managed and replanted with natives on a five-year cycle so it all ends up in native forest longer-term. Genuinely restorative carbon farming is a very real solution,” Sean Weaver says.

“We also work with farmers to help them change land-use on areas that are difficult to farm and often only marginally profitable. Poor environmental outcomes, including sediments lost into streams affecting water quality and aquatic life can be overlooked.

“Ideally, these areas are best managed as forest in a mosaic of pastoralism and forestry in our hill country. We want to help make these lands profitable and sustainable through carbon farming and smart woodlots. It’s not a turf war of farms versus forests – for us it’s a middle path of working together to deliver a better future,” Sean Weaver says.

Source: Ekos



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Cameron MacDonald appointed new GTFIH chair

The Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub has welcomed new chair Cameron MacDonald following the retirement of Ian McDonnell at this month’s board meeting. Mr MacDonald, who was elevated from his previous position as deputy chair, said he was delighted to take on the role and to be supported by industry stalwart Laurie Hein, who was elected deputy chair at the quarterly meeting.

Mr MacDonald, who has more than 30 years of industry experience, is executive general manager of OneFortyOne’s Australian operations which includes more than 88,000 hectares of plantation forest and a sawmilling operation. Mr Hein is managing director of plantation company Green Triangle Forest Products, which manages 22,000 hectares of softwood plantation.

The sale of sawmill NF McDonnell last month meant Mr McDonnell was ineligible to remain on the board with new owners AAM Investments to resume the sawmill’s board position at future meetings. Mr MacDonald said Mr McDonnell had been instrumental in forming the Hub and had worked tirelessly to advocate for the sector.

“Our members are extremely grateful for the generous contribution Ian made to see the Hub evolve into a trusted industry association, which now represents more than 95 per cent of the sector,” Mr MacDonald. “He has volunteered hundreds of hours passionately advocating to key parliamentarians and decision makers, educating the broader community about the invaluable economic, social and environmental contribution our industries make to the Green Triangle.

“Ian was also influential in building the Hub’s research objectives which are building an important foundation to futureproof our sector. The board wishes Ian every success into the future as he enjoys his well-deserved retirement after more than four decades in the sector.”

Mr MacDonald’s appointment comes at an important time for the Hub which is progressing on the next stage of its research into plantation water use to assist in the South Australian Government’s Water Allocation Plan review. Work also includes building an industry carbon strategy, progressing research into new market opportunities and collaborating with local farmers to implement a Trees on Farm study.

“This is an extremely exciting time for our sector as we realise this collaborative plan to grow our plantation estate, optimise existing fibre use and create new jobs for future generations,” Mr MacDonald said.

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China's plunging construction starts

China's September new construction starts slumped for a sixth straight month, the longest spate of monthly declines since 2015, as cash-strapped developers put a pause on projects in the wake of tighter regulations on borrowing.

New construction starts in September fell 13.54% from a year earlier, the third month of double-digit declines, according to Reuters calculations based on January-September data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday.

That marks the longest downtrend since declines in March-August 2015, the last property malaise. When the sector recovered in 2016 after authorities loosened their grip on purchases and development, tens of thousands of real estate firms borrowed heavily to build homes.

But as regulations tightened again this year, many of them have started to face a liquidity crunch, which was then worsened by sharply weaker demand due to tighter restrictions on speculative purchases.

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Source: reuters



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Forest estate biodiversity worth billions

Tasmania’s largest plantation forestry manager, Forico, has released a world-leading and Australian first Natural Capital Report, which puts the net value of its forest ecosystem at AU$3.39 billion and the value of sequestered carbon at more than AU$8.6 billion. The report sets a benchmark for business and industry in environmental stewardship and corporate sustainability reporting.

Natural Capital Reporting measures the value of natural assets alongside traditional metrics of production volumes and profit and loss. Essentially, it puts a dollar figure on how much the natural environment matters. For the first time, Forico’s Natural Capital Report looks at the company’s core business of high-quality fibre production in the context of the broader social and ecosystem value functions including carbon sequestration, water filtration and providing habitat for biodiversity.

Forico Chief Executive Officer, Bryan Hayes, says the report demonstrates an overall net positive contribution to the environment from sustainably managed plantation and natural forests. “Forico’s Net Natural Capital Value for 2021 has been conservatively estimated at AU$3.39 billion, which can be split between AU$463 million to business and AU$2.92 billion to society,” Mr Hayes says.

“Assigning a financial value to the importance of habitat, vegetation and biodiversity is evolving fast, and leading government offset schemes would value our natural forest areas at almost AU$7 billion.”

Mr Hayes says natural capital accounting has revealed Forico has sequestered more than 126 million tonnes of CO2-e from the atmosphere, with a further 54 million tonnes expected to be sequestered by the standing plantation estate before harvest. “Using the social cost of carbon derived by the US Environmental Protection Agency – which is estimated at AU$68 per tonne of CO2-e – the value of carbon sequestered on Forico’s estate is worth more than AU$8.6 billion,” he says.

Mr Hayes says effective forest management as well as the sustainable production of forest products could make a positive contribution to the mitigation of climate change and the transition to a true circular economy. “Forico believes it has a positive role to play in enhancing our knowledge of climate change impacts and to support greater climate resilience in Tasmania’s economy, environment and society,” he says.

“As a custodian of the natural environment, trusted to protect our natural resources for future generations, we are committed to understanding the value of the lands we manage and our impacts on the natural world, which has driven our Natural Capital Reporting journey.”

Having measured what matters, Mr Hayes says Forico is now seeking to monetise the company’s important ecosystem services to reward responsible investment in environmental stewardship. “Importantly, we hope this work will inspire other companies to tell their own stories of value preservation, creating a global movement that appreciates and acknowledges the critical importance of our natural world and how businesses can be truly sustainable,” concludes Mr Hayes.

Photo: Forico’s CEO Bryan Hayes showing the new report to Tom Allen from the Wilderness Society

Source: Forico

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Innovative biomass to biofuel plant announced

Arbios Biotech, a joint venture of Canadian Forest Products Ltd. and Licella Holdings Ltd, has announced their decision to proceed with the development of a pioneering biomass to low carbon biofuel plant in Prince George, British Columbia.

The plant will use innovative, first-of-a-kind technology to convert sawmill residues, primarily bark, into high value renewable biocrude which can be further processed in refineries to produce low-carbon transportation fuels.

Arbios plans to proceed initially with one processing line which will convert 25,000 dry tonnes of wood residue to 50,000 barrels of sustainable bio-oil per year, a direct substitute for fossil crude, from post-consumer waste wood biomass.

Being scheduled to start producing renewable biocrude in the first half of 2023, the plant is planned to be built on a portion of Canfor's Intercontinental Pulp Mill site, and Arbios will have the potential to expand up to four processing lines within the existing footprint.

The new Arbios plant will utilize Licella's patented Cat-HTRTM decarbonization platform. The plant represents the next scale-up of its hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) technology, building on the recent commissioning of Arbios' CS-1 facility on the Central Coast of New South Wales (Australia), which continues to demonstrate the technology's capacity to produce low-carbon products.

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Transitioning exotic plantations to native forest

Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service commissioned a report on transitioning exotic forest plantations to native forest covering the practical considerations of successfully establishing native forest and key areas for further research, including how long this transition might take, how much native forest regeneration is needed for the forest to establish, the limits of native seed dispersal, and the impacts of introduced herbivores like possums and deer.

Transitioning Exotic Plantations to Native Forest: A Report on the State of Knowledge.

Source: Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service, Sustainable Forestry Bulletin



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Major ‘Pine to Natives’ forest conversion project

New Zealand’s largest ‘pine to natives’ forest conversion project has been given a NZ$15,000 cash injection by a leading producer of radiata pine products. The initiative by Hawke’s Bay-based Forest Lifeforce Restoration Trust (FLRT) is converting the former Maungataniwha Pine Forest into 4,000 hectares of regenerating native forest and now has the financial backing of the Pan Pac Environmental Trust.

The land lies adjacent to the Maungataniwha Native Forest, a 6,120-hectare swathe of New Zealand bush straddling the ridge system between the Te Hoe and Waiau Rivers in northern Hawke’s Bay, bordered to the north by Te Urewera National Park and to the west by the Whirinaki Conservation Forest.

Eighty years ago, the land was covered in mature native forest full of mistletoe, kiwi, kokako and kaka. The mature podocarps were logged and in the 1980s some 4,000 hectares were clear-felled and burnt for the planting of pine trees.

FLRT was established in 2006 to provide direction and funding for the restoration of threatened species of native fauna and flora in forests within the Central North Island. In 2018, it took control of the fully harvested block from Matariki Forests, which had held the licence to log the pine.

The aim is to re-vegetate the area with indigenous forest. There are sufficient native species seeds in the soil to enable natural regeneration but the major challenge, and cost, is the elimination of regenerating pine seedlings which crowd out the slower growing native forest species.

It takes a decade to clear logged land of wilding pines completely and to get it to the point where it can be described as fully regenerated. During this time the land is nurtured, treated and monitored by the FLRT to ensure that the species they expect to appear do so. About a third of the area, 1,400 hectares, can now be described as clear of regenerating pines and successfully regenerated with native species.

The conversion is the FLRT’s biggest and most expensive single undertaking. It uses a mix of aerial spraying and manual clearance methods to keep the wilding pines at bay.

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Short log supply chain impacts in hardwood plantations

This NIFPI project has been going on for the last two years in Tasmania and has been led by Dr Mauricio Acuna from the Forest Industries Research Institute (FIRC), University of the Sunshine Coast. It's been aimed at determining if the additional value and volume recovery generated from an increased mix of short logs from hardwood plantation forests outweigh any additional supply chain costs. The final workshop for this project is planned to run next Friday, 29 October in the form of an on-line webinar. A kink to the 90 minute webinar can be found here.

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Stacey Gardiner joins HVP Plantations

HVP Plantations has appointed Stacey Gardiner as its External Relations and Communications Manager to head up ongoing and future industry and government engagement.

With more than 20 years’ experience across government and professional associations with a particular focus on policy, advocacy and stakeholder engagement, Ms Gardiner joins HVP Plantations with a mandate to drive industry and government partnerships with an emphasis on sector stewardship. Until recently Ms Gardiner was general manager with the Australian Forest Contractors Association.

HVP Plantations’ Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Ryan, said Ms Gardiner’s extensive experience in agriculture, land use planning, forestry and sustainability, made her the ideal person to drive HVP Plantations’ external relations and communications program.

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