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ForestTECH 2023
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$225 Million For Climate-Focused Forest Fund

30 November 2023
Manulife Investment Management announced that it has raised US$224.5 million in commitments at the initial close of Manulife Forest Climate Fund LP, reaching nearly the halfway mark towards the fund’s…
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Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning in Forest Conservation

30 November 2023
3D laser scanning is a cutting-edge technology that has revolutionised how we capture and visualise the world. By using laser beams to measure the distances and shapes of objects, structures,…
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Technical Forest Services celebrates its 21st Anniversary

30 November 2023
Technical Forest Services P/L (TFS) recently marked its 21st anniversary, commemorating the milestone since its establishment on July 1, 2002. In celebration, the entire TFS family convened in Launceston, with…
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Some mass plantings could harm the environment

30 November 2023
New studies raise issues that complicate the ambitious goals to use mass tree-planting to fight climate change. The researchers warn that in some cases, carbon-offset tree plantations could reduce biodiversity,…
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New Forests to sell NZ assets

30 November 2023
Global nature-based real assets manager New Forests is selling four of its New Zealand forestry assets. The four estates, located across New Zealand’s North and South Islands, are being sold…
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ForestTECH News | Issue 74

7 November 2023
Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. ForestTECH 2023 is finally here and last-minute tickets are still available – if you are quick. We kick off in Rotorua, New Zealand, next…
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Increasing sawlog production from existing forests

5 November 2023
Two new reports have been released by the Tasmania Forestry Hub outlining opportunities to support silvicultural interventions that could deliver additional saw log production in the next 10 years. Australia…
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Council’s proposed new rules could cost millions

5 November 2023
“Extreme” new rules proposed by the Otago Regional Council for Otago’s forestry industry could cost the sector more than a third of its land, wiping out more than NZ$320 million…
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A world-first for nature-based reporting

5 November 2023
Forico has published a world-first illustrative example of an integrated climate and nature sustainability report aligned to the recommendations of both the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Taskforce…
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War on pine needle disease in NZ’s planted forests

5 November 2023
New research and smart technologies are offering hope and solutions to foresters waging war against a silent enemy in our pine plantations. Red needle cast (RNC), an unyielding fungal-like disease,…
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Automatic forest health monitoring system unveiled

5 November 2023
In a major development for forest biosecurity and conservation, researchers at Scion have unveiled an automatic forest health monitoring system capable of detecting disease outbreaks in planted forests. This cutting-edge…
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Seed shortage & fire puts Victorian forests at risk

5 November 2023
Victoria’s Ash forests are on the brink of ecosystem collapse following a poor flowering season and repeated fire events, warns the State’s leading forest flowering and seeding expert. The issue…