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Archive for 2011/11

Shannon's Blog - Mt Barrow Discovery Trail

DATE: 22/11/2011

The Discovery Trail was officially launched in 2004 and allows you to take a step back in time and gain an insight into forestry life as far back as the mid 1800s. Since then, around six sawmills have operated in this area. As you work your way along the 24km loop drive, you can see evidence of past civilisations and the tools used to move the logs.

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Community Assist Schools Triathlon Challenge continues to grow

DATE: 21/11/2011

Tasmania's largest triathlon/multi-sport event has grown even bigger and better again in 2011 with another record number of school students registering to take part in the event.

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Forestry Talk - Presented Online

DATE: 18/11/2011

View Dr Sandra Roberts' October Forestry Talk presentation "Water use of Eucalyptus Nitens plantations in the Florentine Valley"

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Shannon's Blog - Mt Wedge Track and Nature Trail

DATE: 17/11/2011

Keen to conquer some more of these 52 places, I got some friends together and piled into the car one Saturday morning. The weather was looking great and the forecast suggested sunshine all weekend.

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Back to nature, with technology

DATE: 15/11/2011

CEO of Tourism Tasmania, Tony Mayell launched Hollybank’s new Segway tours experience in the North of the state on Monday.

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Celebrate - timber export success story

DATE: 09/11/2011

Forestry Tasmania has warmly congratulated Ta Ann Tasmania for its success in having its veneer flooring product used at one of the indoor training venues for the London Olympics

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FT grows 10,000 seedlings for Rio Tinto

DATE: 09/11/2011

The FT Seed and Nursery Centre has been busily growing 10,000 Melaleuca ericifolia seedlings from locally sourced seed for Rio Tinto, who donated the trees to the community.

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Shannon's Blog - Swan Basin Picnic Area

DATE: 08/11/2011

If you are on the West Coast, Swan Basin Picnic Area is a great secluded spot to have some lunch or stretch your legs after the drive to Strahan. To get there, you head through Strahan (coming from Queenstown), and follow the signs which direct you to Macquarie Heads. The picnic area is located only 7km along the road to Macquarie Heads.

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Gilbert Cunningham Trophy

DATE: 07/11/2011

The Gilbert-Cunningham Trophy for ‘excellence in native silviculture’, was established in 2004 to acknowledge outstanding achievements in regenerating Tasmania’s native forests following harvesting

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Refugee students experience traditional sailing

DATE: 02/11/2011

A group of teenage refugee students experienced new challenges and environments when they boarded the Lady Nelson.

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