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World Wood Day 2013

Tuesday, 5th Mar 2013

About 2013 World Wood Day March 21st is officially designated and recognized as the International Day of Forests by the United Nations General Assembly and 2013 is the first year of recognition. World Wood Day is celebrated on the same day as the International Day of... Read more

Australia’s most prestigious forestry prize

Monday, 4th Mar 2013

Australia’s most prestigious forestry prize Applications are now being taken for the 2013 Russell Grimwade Prize for the advancement of forestry science in Australia. The Prize provides $40K to meet all or part of the costs for postgraduate study in forest science at... Read more

Trees grow from the sky? See the proof.

Saturday, 15th Sep 2012

Popular opinion would have us believe that trees grow from the ground, that's what roots are for right? Wrong. Most of the substance of trees comes from the sky in the form of carbon dioxide and water. And what have jiggling atoms got to do with it? Click through to watch... Read more

World’s tallest wooden residential building in Melbourne

Tuesday, 5th Jun 2012

London’s Stadthaus in Murray Grove has achieved global recognition as the world’s tallest wooden residential structure. Now Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour at Docklands is poised to take the mantle with Forté. The tip of a woodberg, Forté is... Read more

2012 Certification Forum Report

Tuesday, 5th Jun 2012

Resellers, ENGOs and industry meet on neutral ground to discuss the future of wood certification in Australia A group of almost 100 representatives from ENGOs, the forest and wood industry, retailers, manufacturers and engineers gathered at Dockside in Sydney's Darling... Read more

Follow the UK Field Tour Online

Tuesday, 15th May 2012

Chris Philpot, Campaign Manager for Planet Ark's Make it Wood campaign has joined the WoodSolutions 2012 UK Field Tour. Chris will be blogging his experiences and we're publishing them on the WoodSolutions site. So, sit back and prepare to be an armchair participant in the... Read more

National Certification Forum & Workshops

Thursday, 12th Apr 2012

Environmental groups, industry and business support new wood and wood products certification event The first event of its kind in Australia, the Certification: Growing demand. Increasing confidence. National Wood Products Forum & Workshop 2012 aims to look beyond... Read more

Win an IPad with Make It Wood!

Thursday, 24th Nov 2011

Snap Some Wood and Win an iPad Photography Competition Enter now at Make It Wood Wood has been used to build homes and furniture, to support infrastructure like bridges and railways and make decorative items, throughout Australian history. Send Make It Wood a photo of... Read more

Planet Ark's new Make It Wood campaign

Friday, 14th Oct 2011

Planet Ark, one of Australia's best-known environmental groups, is recognising the benefits of responsibly sourced wood in their new Make It Wood campaign, sponsored by Wood. Naturally Better.™ Read their launch announcement below: Wood – A growing answer to... Read more

Planet Ark's Environmental Edge

Friday, 3rd Jun 2011

Going to air under the new Planet Ark Environmental Edge brand, a new television commercial highlights the fact that wood stores carbon and that this is an environmental positive. Presented by award-winning architect and host of Grand Designs Austrslia, Peter Maddison, the... Read more

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In 2008 seventy percent of known old-growth are in nature conservation reserves.