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ILLEGAL SANDALWOOD HARVEST COULD DEPLETE STOCK IN THE WILD

THEFT & HARVEST OF SANDALWOOD BUSTED BY THE SANDALWOOD POLICE Two hundred tonnes of sandalwood believed to have been illegally harvested in Western Australia may have been discovered by police but it is likely many more tonnes have been illegally harvested in the state this year. Sometimes referred to as “wooden gold”, sandalwood has been […]

December 3rd, 2013
Topic: PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, THEFT & CRIME, TIMBER WOOD TREES, TREES TIMBER Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

SO WHAT HAPPENS TO THE CARBON TAX CREDITS WHERE FARMERS ARE PAID TO GROW TREES THAT CANNOT BE HARVESTED FOR 100 YEARS

IT IS difficult to imagine a more wretched waste of a colossal amount of money than paying farmers to plant trees that cannot be harvested for a century. The new Abbott government is sticking with its plan to spend $1.55 billion on the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI), part of its policy of direct action to […]

September 23rd, 2013
Topic: CARBON CREDITS, TIMBER WOOD TREES Tags: , , ,

EUCALYPTUS TREE DISEASE ALERT

AMONG THE GUM TREES & LOTS OF PLUM TREES…. With warmer weather on the way, growers are reminded to keep a look out for Kirramyces leaf spot diseases. Thriving in warm, moist conditions, these diseases can cause severe defoliation in young trees and can devastate young plantations of some eucalypt species. Visit our website for […]

December 3rd, 2010
Topic: PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, TIMBER WOOD TREES Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

BETTER THAN GOLD IS AGARWOOD.CAN YOU GROW IT?

Agarwood Agarwood is the most rare and precious wood on the planet, prized for its rich, wonderful and healing fragrance. Agarwood, being extremely rare and often difficult to obtain, has it’s value pegged at 1.5 times that of gold! Agarwood has many names, above are a few for this resinous, fragrant and highly valuable heartwood […]

November 20th, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, FARMING, TIMBER WOOD TREES Tags: , , , , , ,