Old Growth

VicForests FSC certification bid eyes end to old-growth logging in East Gippsland

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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VICTORIA’S state-owned forestry company has flagged a potential end to contentious old-growth logging in East Gippsland and improvements to forest management to help it secure top-flight certification.

Tony Abbott says too much Tasmanian forest 'locked up', forms new council to support logging industry

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared that too many of Australia's forests are "locked up" and vowed to set up a new advisory council to support the timber industry.

Speaking at a timber industry dinner in Canberra last night, Mr Abbott also recommitted to repealing part of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area made under the forest peace deal.

Oldest trees are growing faster, storing more carbon as they age, study reports

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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In a finding that overturns the conventional view that large old trees are unproductive, scientists have determined that for most species, the biggest trees increase their growth rates and sequester more carbon as they age.

Green Building Council of Australia decision supports destruction of old-growth forests

Thursday, December 17, 2009

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The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has caved into Australia’s forest practitioners by amending a Green Star Rating Scheme that will endorse timber from destructive clearfelling operations in old growth forests, said the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) today.