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Gippsland to benefit from forestry innovation grants

The Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) has welcomed today’s announcement from Federal Assistant Minister for Forestry Jonno Duniam and Victorian Minister Mary-Anne Thomas of nearly $1.9 million awarded across six projects under the first round of the...

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Housing timber shortage driving native timber demand

The current timber shortage for house frames is driving the construction industry to look at alternative timber supplies to close the supply gap. Ms Deb Kerr, CEO of the Victorian Forest Products Association said, “Historically most houses in Victoria were built with...

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Feral deer are a major forestry pest

Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) welcomes the release this week of the ABARES Pest and Weed Survey results, which shows that feral deer are a significant pest in north eastern Victoria and more widely across the state. “According to the Invasive Species...

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Celebrating Victoria’s Forests and Forest Products

As part of International Day of Forests on Sunday 21 March 2021, the Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) has recognised the importance of a sustainable forestry industry to Victoria. Ms Deb Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, VFPA said “Australia is the sixth most...

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Reshaping Victoria’s forests for the future

In the lead up to the International Day of Forests on Sunday 21 March 2021 a landmark paper published in Australian Forestry calls for the development of a new shared vision for Australia’s forests. The paper, Reshaping forest management in Australia to provide...

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