WFC day two: Conservation, sustainability and job creation


The world's forestry community got down to the serious work of plotting a sustainable future for people and trees yesterday at the Durban International Convention Centre. Special sessions were held on Africa and forestry communications - and Congress Secretary-General delivered the first Tree Talks monologue. Other highlights include an interview with a beneficiary of South Africa's innovative Working on Fire programme, which illustrates the intersection between conservation sustainability and job creation...

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With the onset of what promises to be a cold winter, this photo provides a timely reminder of what happens to wattle trees when it snows. No! It’s not a good idea to plant wattle if snow is a possibility. The only thing you could use these broken trees for is firewood. The photo was taken near Weza a few years ago. Find out more about trees and snow... Link in bio. #trees #wood #forestry #timber #logging #forestryafrica #wattle #snow ...

Mulching of harvest residues is rapidly gaining ground in South African forestry, and is proving to be a game changer. Link in bio. Image courtesy of Savithi Mulching.

#SavithiMulching #forestry #timber #wood #tigercat

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