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Foresters, processors readying for restart

Gavin Evans
Mon, 06 Apr 2020

Foresters, processors readying for restart
Gavin Evans
Mon, 06 Apr 2020
Forest owners and contractors are developing guidelines for safe work practices so logging and processing can begin where and when it is required.Harvesting and saw milling has been halted since the covid-19 lockdown began on March 26 and stocks are being run down as essential manufacturers like packaging makers and pallet producers work through inventories.Jon Tanner, chief executive of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association, said pallet makers in some parts of the country started the lockdown with seven to nine days’ supply of timb...

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