Natural forests

Landscape approach to forest conservation

October 2, 2014 - No Comments

With reference to the article ‘Does natural forest size really matter’, published in the February 2013 issue of SA forestry magazine, written by Dr. Coert J. Geldenhuys, Dr Geldenhuys makes both direct, and indirect reference to my PhD thesis (Berliner 2009): a systematic plan for the forest biome of South Africa. The discussion below refers both directly and indirectly to these references...

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Sustainable use of Miombo woodlands

July 23, 2014 - No Comments

When is the use of fuel wood and poles from Miombo woodland sustainable – when we move people out to protect the woodlands, or when we apply simple silvicultural practices to sustain resource use for rural livelihoods?

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The many uses of Pterocarpus angolensis aka ‘Kiaat’

November 8, 2013 - No Comments

Kiaat, Dolfhout, African teak, Bloodwood, Umbila, Mukwa and Mulombe are just some of the many common names of Pterocarpus angolensis, one of the prime timber species of the woodlands of southern Africa. The names reflect its wide distribution and the many different cultures of people who use this tree in many different ways...

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Pine vs Fynbos

November 1, 2012 - No Comments

Neels de Ronde tackles the controversy raging over the recent call to remove plantations from the Western Cape by suggesting that there is room for fynbos AND pine...

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Outeniqua Yellowwood, the majestic tree of our natural forests

June 27, 2012 - No Comments

Have you ever wondered how a little seedling emerging from a hard seed under the forest canopy can over time become a massive tree growing up to 50 m in height with a spreading crown of up to 30 m wide and a stem diameter of over 2 m; and live for over 2000 years? People often wonder whether Outeniqua Yellowwood can be planted more widely for its timber...

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Subscribe and win Sappi picnic gear

12 June, 2018

Subscribe or re-subscribe to SA Forestry magazine and you…

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SAF subscription competition winner

12 June, 2018

Winner of last month’s SA Forestry magazine Subscription Competition,…

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Uganda launches Africa first FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

6 June, 2018

Uganda becomes the first country in Africa to publish…

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New pest and disease threats discovered in SA

22 May, 2018

The TPCP team at the University of Pretoria has…

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The changing face of forestry in the Lowveld

3 May, 2018

A lot of attention was focused on timber theft…

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