Field Trip sees the forest for the trees

‘Leading building professionals participate in landmark Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Tour’ ALBURY, NEW SOUTH WALES – 28/11/2019                 Finding 20 of Australia’s leading architects, engineers, builders and developers in a Tumbarumba plantation forest, in the heart of the Forestry Corporation of NSW softwood pine plantations is not an everyday sight. But with motivated architects, engineers, builders and developers increasingly looking to…

Close to the Edge – Responsible Wood to feature at peak Balustrade Conference

‘Responsible Wood Director Mark Thomson to present the case for certification’ Forest certification plays an all-important role in ensuring that timber rails and balustrades meet key social and environmental expectations. As Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, Responsible Wood certification is an important step to ensure timber railing and balustrades are source from responsibly managed forests and demonstrate a valid chain…

View from the USA – Responsible Wood at SFI Conference

Responsible Wood Director, Australian representative and judge at the World Architecture Festival Mark Thomson was invited to present to the 2019 SFI Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia… RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, USA – 23/10/2019 Covered by Mark Thomson, Responsible Wood Director My first sign of a unique conference experience appeared, when I checked into the Conference Hotel. The Reception issued hotel key…

Green Triangle to host Responsible Wood AGM

 ‘University of South Australia Mount Gambier Campus to host AGM in nod to Green Triangle’ Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has announced that the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier Campus will be hosting its Annual General Meeting next Tuesday, the 22nd of October 2019. Speaking ahead of the announcement, Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, spoke of the importance…

Life and Death in a City of Trees – The Urban Wood conundrum

‘A roll call of Australian and International experts participate in ANU synthesis workshop’ CANBERRA – 13/09/2019 Managing urban wood, or reclaimed timber, long considered a challenge for local government was in the spotlight as leading academics, government and industry professionals converged on the Australian National University (ANU) for a workshop. Billed as the workshop to re-imagine how urban timber recovery…

Save the Date – Responsible Wood AGM to be hosted in Mount Gambier!

‘University of South Australia Mount Gambier Campus to host AGM in nod to Green Triangle’ Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has announced that the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier Campus will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, the 22nd of October 2019. Speaking ahead of the announcement, Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, spoke of the…

Forest certification an important step for mass timber construction

View from Frame Australia ‘Timber Off Site Construction’ conference… As one of 28 exhibitors, Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross witnessed first-hand the developments in the mass-timber construction market. ‘Mass-timber is revolutionising residential and commercial projects the world over, and Australia is no different with architects, designers, engineers and builders looking to offsite timber systems to take advantage of increasing returns.’ ‘But…

Responsible Wood to feature at mass timber conference

Responsible Wood one of 28 exhibitors at Frame Australia’s ‘Timber Off Site Construction’ conference Running Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th 2019 Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, will be a key feature at the upcoming Frame Australia conference in Melbourne. With a focus on timber construction, the conference is the only national event for design, manufacture and…

Exclusive: Forest field day reveals benefits of responsible forestry on silvopastoral lands

‘Five hectares of vegetation converted into a certified private native forest with landowners poised to reap benefits from responsible forestry practices’ Hosted by Parkside Timber and Private Forestry Services Queensland (PFSQ), more than 35 landowners attended the inaugural Forest Field Day; educating landowners on the benefits of sustainable forestry and the importance of ensuring that timber meets Responsible Wood forest…