Natural forests

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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Expoforest to showcase Brazilian forestry

30 January, 2018

The fourth edition of Brazil’s premier forest fair, Expoforest,…

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MTO Trails set to host AfricanX Training Run

29 January, 2018

The AfricanX Training Run #3 will take place at…

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WoodEX for Africa 2018

22 January, 2018

The fifth edition of WoodEX for Africa will take…

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PlantSnap – identify any plant with your phone

12 January, 2018

Have you ever been ‘stumped’ when trying to identify…

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Skills training programmes for unemployed youth to be expanded

14 December, 2017

Following a successful programme of training under-educated young people…

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