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21 Reasons Why Wood is Better: Prof. Alex de Rijke

Tuesday, 17th Nov 2015

21 Reasons Why Wood is Better than Steel and Concrete: Prof. Alex de Rijke Responsible for the often-quoted statement, “If the 19th century was the century of steel and the 20th century the century of concrete, then the 21st century is about engineered timber.”... Read more

Going Bush for World Wood Day and science

Thursday, 27th Aug 2015

Going Bush highlights Planet Ark’s involvement with World Wood Day and FWPA’s support for world-leading climate change science The long-running Channel 7 program, Going Bush, highlights interesting news and views about the Australian forest and wood products... Read more

On television with Planet Ark

Sunday, 23rd Aug 2015

Wood. Naturally Better.™ TV campaign significantly boosts awareness The long-running Wood. Naturally Better.™ advertisement, under Planets Ark’s Environmental Edge brand, again increased awareness of the commercial and its key messages during Aril/May... Read more

CHILE Wood Expo: Sydney Oct 16

Monday, 1st Sep 2014

The best of Chilean timber products - presented with style and flair! The Chile Wood Expo is a celebration of the sophisticated range of the country’s timber products now distributed in Australia - we'll be there, come and say hello to us at the WoodSolutions stand. ... Read more

Wood. Naturally Better has grand designs on TV

Wednesday, 9th Apr 2014

Wood. Naturally Better.™ has grand designs on TV ad On Sunday April 6th across Australia, television viewers were greeted by award-winning architect Peter Maddison, host of Grand Designs Australia, promoting wood for Planet Ark and Wood. Naturally Better.™ The... Read more

National Carpenters Day - Friday October 25

Thursday, 24th Oct 2013

Wood. Naturally Better.™ is proud to be a sponsor of National Carpenters Day: Friday 25th October. At TAFEs, hardware stores and building companies around Australia, 10,000 of Australia’s favourite tradies - the chippies will celebrate their day with... Read more

2013 ATDA Winners

Friday, 20th Sep 2013

2013 Australian Timber Design Awards winners    The winners of the 2013 Australian Timber Design Awards were annpunced on September 19th. The top prize went to Lend Lease for Melbourne's Forte at Victoria Harbour, the world's tallest modern timber apartment... Read more

Wood: art design architecture winner

Monday, 2nd Sep 2013

Ruminating on recycled rum barrels is a winner in the WOOD: art design architecture exhibition. A description of a sculpture made from recycled rum barrels took the first prize of an iPad in the Wood. Naturally Better.™ sponsored competition at the Adelaide Jam... Read more

New Print & Online Advertisements

Friday, 8th Mar 2013

Now appearing in weekend magazines, selected print media and online – three new Wood. Naturally Better.™ advertisements featuring three applications of wood – structural, cladding and flooring and furniture. The new ads build on the first series –... Read more

Native forest biodiversity study

Friday, 8th Mar 2013

A landmark study has found that appropriately managed production forest landscapes have a similar biodiversity to that of largely undisturbed landscapes. The research, commissioned by Forest and Wood Products Australia and carried out by Forestry Tasmania and the University... Read more


Did you know?

Australia’s native forests, timber plantations and wood products are net absorbers of greenhouse gases, sequestering 56.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2005, reducing Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 10%.