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Be wary of carbon cash bonanza claims

DATE: 30/05/2011

Claims that locking up vast tracts of native forest would bring a cash bonanza to Tasmania should be treated with caution.

Forestry Tasmania has warned predictions by environmental groups of a $500m bonanza were likely to create false hope.

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A job well done

DATE: 30/05/2011

In partnership with timber industry groups, Forestry Tasmania have begun airing a television commercial demonstrating the pride it takes in regenerating native forests.

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Market found for pulpwood

DATE: 20/05/2011

Forestry Tasmania has begun loading a 23,000 tonne shipment of export peeler logs for the Chinese market. The ship, Global Nextage arrived in Hobart yesterday afternoon and contractors began trucking the logs to the wharf for loading last night.

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Wielangta Road reopens

DATE: 20/05/2011

TOURISTS and locals again have access to the Sandspit Forest Reserve and an alternative route from the Tasman Peninsula to the East Coast with the reopening of Wielangta Rd on May 6.

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Fuel reduction and regen burns - Evening Advisory

DATE: 20/05/2011

Forestry Tasmania undertook three burns in the central north and north-east of the state today.

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Best single site prize - Agfest 2011

DATE: 06/05/2011

Forestry Tasmania has shared a site with Private Forests Tasmania at this year’s Agfest rural expo. The synergies of the two organisations must have played a part in the decision of judges to award the display “the best single site” prize for 2011.

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Where there's smoke there's benefit

DATE: 04/05/2011

EVERY year in autumn in Tasmania there are days when the skies are full of smoke from private burn-offs. fuel-reduction
burns and regeneration burns, and the newspapers are full of letters asking why it is necessary to burn. "There must be alternatives." they say.

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