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Two New Wood Encouragement Policies in WA

Monday, 19th Dec 2016

Planet Ark Environmental Foundation’s Make It Wood campaign aims to encourage the increased use of responsibly sourced wood as a building material. A key part of this initiative is helping drive the adoption of Wood Encouragement Policies (WEPs) throughout... Read more

Ten Reasons Why Your Council Should Adopt a WEP

Saturday, 3rd Dec 2016

A WEP generally requires responsibly sourced wood to be considered, where feasible, as the primary construction material in all new-build and refurbishment projects. As such is it not intended to be a draconian, all encompassing dictum, but rather seeks to ensure that... Read more

Australian Councils Adopt Wood Encouragement Policies

Friday, 2nd Dec 2016

How wood can help councils to reduce carbon emissions and save money Across the country, local governments are increasingly looking at ways to improve their operations by initiating policies with results that include; reducing their carbon footprints, maximising the... Read more

New National Centre for Timber Durability

Friday, 18th Nov 2016

New National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life to Benefit all Timber Users Putting Australia at the forefront of international best practice Industry, academia and government have partnered to create the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life... Read more

21 Reasons Why Wood is Better: Prof. Alex de Rijke

Tuesday, 12th May 2015

21 Reasons Why Wood is Better than Steel and Concrete: Prof. Alex de Rijke Responsible for the often-quoted statement, “If the 19th century was the century of steel and the 20th century the century of concrete, then the 21st century is about engineered timber.” Prof. de... Read more

New Print & Online Advertisements

Friday, 8th Mar 2013

Now appearing in weekend magazines, selected print media and online – three new Wood. Naturally Better.™ advertisements featuring three applications of wood – structural, cladding and flooring and furniture. The new ads build on the first series –... Read more

Native forest biodiversity study

Friday, 8th Mar 2013

A landmark study has found that appropriately managed production forest landscapes have a similar biodiversity to that of largely undisturbed landscapes. The research, commissioned by Forest and Wood Products Australia and carried out by Forestry Tasmania and the University... Read more

Australia’s most prestigious forestry prize

Monday, 4th Mar 2013

Australia’s most prestigious forestry prize Applications are now being taken for the 2013 Russell Grimwade Prize for the advancement of forestry science in Australia. The Prize provides $40K to meet all or part of the costs for postgraduate study in forest science at... Read more

Trees grow from the sky? See the proof.

Saturday, 15th Sep 2012

Popular opinion would have us believe that trees grow from the ground, that's what roots are for right? Wrong. Most of the substance of trees comes from the sky in the form of carbon dioxide and water. And what have jiggling atoms got to do with it? Click through to watch... Read more

Protected Biodiversity

Did you know?

Australia’s 1.9 million hectares of timber plantations produce about two-thirds of the timber products consumed by Australians each year.