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Wildfire risks addressed with big machine

DATE: 21/06/2011

A program to reduce the risks of wildfire on King Island’s State forest areas has wound up, but the contractor has stayed on the island to complete some follow-up work.

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Illegal wood hookers putting lives at risk

DATE: 21/06/2011

Illegal woodcutters who have been active in the Barcoo area west of Smithton are risking lives – their own and those of legitimate foresty workers, according to Forestry Tasmania.

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Forestry role in carbon cycle explained

DATE: 21/06/2011

An internationally-recognised carbon scientist last week gave a series of three public presentations on how the management of forests impacts on greenhouse gas levels.

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Seedling donations to top 45,000

DATE: 15/06/2011

FORESTRY Tasmania will donate more than 12,000 seedlings to community and land care groups and schools for National Tree Day in July. 

The seedlings are being raised at the Forest Nursery at Perth with seed from the Tasmanian Seed Centre. Assistant nursery manager Carlton Cox said this year’s donation would bring the total seedlings given away by FT to 45,000 since it began participating in National Tree Day five years ago.

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Abseil in Hobart's indoor forest

DATE: 03/06/2011

School Holiday Fun - Abseil in Hobart's indoor forest.

Learn about Wedge-tailed eagles, use the infra-red binoculars to search for heat, discover forest insects under the microscope, climb into our Adventure Forests explorer, have a photo with Krusty the GIANT burrowing crayfish, find your carbon footprint, meaure-trees, there's face painting, badge making, hot dogs and giveaways.

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