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WELCOME – who said this?  “I came to appreciate the forest wasn’t just a place of beauty, but a source of resources: the ultimate renewable resource.”

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1 WELCOME – who said this?  “I came to appreciate the forest wasn’t just a place of beauty, but a source of resources: the ultimate renewable resource.”  AND  “ When I see people who work with timber I see the ultimate conservationists and I want to salute you.”  3 rd March 2014

2 Sources of recycled timber  > 100 buildings demolished each week in Queensland  An average post war hardwood house has 1 truck load of recyclable hardwood  Source : Trevor Lyons President Qld Demolishers Association

3 65% of Australia’s bridges are made of timber = > 35,000 timber bridge Source Professor Keith Crews UTS

4 The Power of Poles  >6,000,000 in service.  Average life 30 yrs  200,000 poles available for recycling each year  Source Michael Powell Gottstein fellowship

5 Tree of Knowledge

6 Emergency Services

7 Portside Place

8 Eaton's Hills Tavern

9 Escarpment House NSW

10 Parliament House & Commonwealth Place Canberra

11 Woody Point Jetty

12 Wordsmith Café Uni Qld

13 HQ Wickham street Brisbane 

14 Australian Tax Office Brisbane

15 Good information sources     Many thanks

16 3 steps to become a better conservationist  Step 1: Use the information sources available on sustainable timber use  Step 2: Specify more timber on your next project with confidence  Step 3: ENJOY making a positive environmental choice  Welcome aboard the new environmental movement – Greater timber use


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