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Construction Milestone for World's Tallest Mass Timber Building

Date: 23-Aug-16
Author: David Rowlinson
The final wood panel has been installed on the Brock Commons building at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Standing at a height of 53 metres, the University's new student residence will be the tallest mass timber building in the world when completed.

East Gippsland Shire Council Adopts a Wood Encouragement Policy

Date: 11-Aug-16
Author: David Rowlinson
East Gippsland Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a Wood Encouragement Policy.

The Rise of the Coffee Pod Machine

Date: 09-Aug-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Do you find it hard in the mornings to kick into gear without a caffeine hit? Perhaps it's an instant coffee, a cafe takeaway or a pod machine cuppa. With coffee pod machines becoming more and more popular, the resulting waste is also increasing rapidly.

Landmark Timber Skyscraper to be Built in Amsterdam

Date: 08-Aug-16
Author: David Rowlinson
A new type of building structure will rise on the banks of the Amstel River with the announcement of HAUT, Amsterdam's tallest residential timber tower, due to start construction in 2017.

Community Garden Transformation Competition 2016

Date: 01-Aug-16
Author: Hasmukh Chand
A huge congratulations to the Community Verge Rejuvenation Projects for winning our Garden makeover competition. We look forward to seeing how the verge transformation brings the native wildlife and locals together.

Australians celebrate 21 years of National Tree Day

Date: 31-Jul-16
Author: Sara McGregor
Green thumbs were out in force to celebrate the 21st year of Planet Ark's National Tree Day today, greening their local environments and enjoying time in nature.

School Garden Transformation Winners 2016

Date: 29-Jul-16
Author: Hasmukh Chand
Congratulations to St Peters Public School who are the winners of the School Garden Transformation Competition! We hope that this grant helps the school build the garden that can be enjoyed by the students, teachers and parents for many years.

Students grow more with nature

Date: 29-Jul-16
Author: Hasmukh Chand
Thousands of students across Australia are taking part in Schools Tree Day today. By connecting with nature, not only are these students helping to create vibrant habitats, they are also sowing the seeds of a lifelong connection with nature.

Find A Tree Day Event in Your Area

Date: 28-Jul-16
Author: Marty Middlebrook
It's National Tree Day - a fun way to get outdoors and support your local community. Visit the Tree Day website to find an event near you

Using Timber to Assist in the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy - A UN Report

Date: 28-Jul-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Using timber in green buildings is a key way for the forestry industry to assist in the transition to a low carbon economy. That's according to a United Nations report published this week.

Grow a Green Thumb

Date: 27-Jul-16
Author: Brad Gray
If you're not sure about how to get a seedling out of its pot or how deep to dig the hole, these videos are for you! We've put together a few How-To videos starring Ranger Stacey and Costa Georgiadis to help you get ready for the big day.

The Birds and the Trees

Date: 27-Jul-16
Author: Brad Gray
Providing food and protection for small birds in Brisbane, building a natural walk way and bike path in Melbourne, removing weeds and revegetatiing Lake Claremont in WA and creating an urban oasis in the centre of Sydney are just some of the amazing projects taking place this week for National Tree Day

 

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