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Special edition - July 2012
CRC for Forestry News - science for sustainable forest landscapes

CRC for Forestry News special edition (July 2012)

Gordon DuffThe wind-up of the CRC for Forestry has been delayed as talks continue on the establishment of a National Centre for Future Forest Industries. While the CRC has now reached the end of its seven-year Commonwealth contract, a negotiated extension to the Commonwealth Agreement will allow us to continue some high priority activities, under the auspices of the CRC program, as discussions continue on a transition to the new centre ... [read more]

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Issue 11 - December 2011
CRC for Forestry News - science for sustainable forest landscapes

From the CEO

Gordon DuffFollowing the CRC for Forestry's unsuccessful bid for extension funding, efforts are now underway to ensure a collaborative, strategic forestry R&D effort continues operating at a national scale, in the form of a national forestry research institute.  I hope to be able to tell you more in the New Year ... [read more]

Farmers see multiple barriers to tree planting for carbon sequestration

plantation communityVarious obstacles must be overcome before Australian farmers will seriously consider planting trees for the specific purpose of storing carbon. CRC for Forestry research, supported by Forest and Wood Products Australia has explored farmers’ perceptions of the issues surrounding planting for carbon sequestration … [read more]

Harvesting produces sufficient biomass residue for engery production: CRC study

biomass residue photo 2 cropped squareNew research by the CRC for Forestry has found it's worth exploring whether it would be cost-effective to extract wood residue left on the ground after plantation harvesting for use as an energy source, as is the case in parts of Europe, if the right machinery is available to exploit the opportunity … [read more]  

Plantations can be net positive for biodiversity

tree farmA study by the CRC for Forestry suggests replacing pastureland with plantations can reduce the negative impact of livestock grazing, limit biological degradation at edges of remnant vegetation, and can assist in the dispersal of organisms between patches of remnant vegetation … [read more]

Welcome to the CRC's new Communications Manager

John Larkin image cropped squareJohn Larkin has joined the CRC for Forestry as Communications Manager. John recently returned from more than a decade living and working in Asia and, prior to that, worked as a journalist for several years in Tasmania. John started work with the CRC in early November … [read more]  

CRC researchers showcase R&D excellence

ideas fair cropped squareThe CRC for Forestry, Forest and Wood Products Australia and the Australian Forest Products Association joined forces in October for their annual general meetings, a gala industry dinner and Research and Development Ideas Fair, which highlighted a range of research projects that will deliver benefits to the industry … [read more

CRC co-hosts SilviLaser conference

SilviLaser_logo croppedThe CRC for Forestry co-hosted the 11th international LiDAR forest applications conference SilviLaser 2011, bringing together some 130 research scientists and practitioners from around the world to hear the latest on the cutting edge technology … [read more]

Gippsland workshop

Gippsland workshop photo cropped squareAround 25 researchers and plantation managers attended a recent workshop in Gippsland to review CRC for Forestry silvicultural research examining production of sawlogs and veneer logs in Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens. The event also included visites to two research field trials [read more]     

High-tech training offered to CRC partners

NIR Cropped squareMeasuring internal wood properties can involve expensive and time-consuming laboratory testing.  Portable near-infrared (NIR) scanning can predict selected wood properties and uses much smaller samples than needed for laboratory tests. The CRC for Forestry is offering training in NIR to industry partners … [read more]

Registrations open for Annual Science Meeting

CRC logo The CRC for Forestry is inviting people to register for its final Annual Science Meeting, to be held in March 2012. This will be the final ASM and will include presentations on a selected cross-section of highlights and achievements in research over the 21 year life of the CRC. Numbers are limited so please register early to help guarantee a place … [read more]

CRC researcher shares expertise in France

tonyO'Grady cropped squareThe CRC for Forestry welcomes back Dr Tony O’Grady who’s recently returned from France where he worked with some of that country’ top researchers, submitted several papers and presented at a major European conference in Spain … [read more]

'Ideas to Impact' seminars

CRC peopleThe CRC for Forestry continues to offer its industry partners an opportunity to learn more about decision-support and modelling tools that can help forest managers reduce costs, increase productivity and enhance efficiency … [read more]

Getting research into action: Coming events and recent publications

publicationsThe CRC for Forestry’s Annual Science Meeting is among the coming events of interest. A number of recent CRC technical reports are also available, including one examining farmers’ views on planting trees for carbon sequestration.[read more]