Logset forestry equipment makes its South African debut

The Logset TH75 Eucalyptus Head made its South African debut in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg recently. The head, developed in South

Drone-mounted tool for sampling tree canopies

A University of Sherbrooke research team specialising in aerial robotics has developed a self-powered, drone-mounted tool that is able to

Tree experts rally to save iconic Cape trees

Tree health experts from around the country are collaborating in efforts to save four iconic native tree species found in

Wood is King

Chris Chapman urges packaging manufacturers and consumers to kick oil-based plastic and welcome in a new world of beautiful, sustainable,

SNOW WARNING!

With the onset of what promises to be a cold winter, this photo provides a timely reminder of what happens

Mining engineer makes a go of timber contracting

How does a qualified mining engineer who rose to the level of a general manager change tack and get into

Beast of a mulcher made in RSA

A call from sunny Pretoria – the land of the Blue Bulls and Mamelodi Sundowns – sent the SA Forestry

Preventing fires, planting trees & locking up carbon

A partnership between Fogmaker South Africa and the Platbos Conservation Trust is contributing to the reforestation of the unique Platbos

Paraquat or not?

Paraquat - widely used in South African forestry to prepare tracer belts before burning firebreaks - is facing world-wide bans,

Ponsse launches toughened up eucalyptus head

Ponsse has launched its latest debarking head – the H7 HD Euca – which follows the release of the Ponsse H8 HD Euca. This new powerful harvester head joins an impressive line-up of harvester heads manufactured by Ponsse of Finland.

Andrew Morris - big contribution to forestry research

Dr Andrew Morris, who retired from his post as CEO of the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) at the

International collaboration boosts forestry education

Five South African universities have partnered with local and international stakeholders to introduce cutting edge, climate-smart forestry and entrepreneurship to

Sawdust fires and the law

Despite the fact that sawdust piles are fire hazards, they are very unlikely to spontaneously combust as a result of

Mulching a game changer in SA forestry

Mulching of harvest residues is rapidly gaining ground in South African forestry, and is proving to be a game changer

Bell launches pre-owned equipment website

Bell pre-owned equipment can now be shopped online thanks to the launch of a dedicated global website, pre-owned.bellequipment.com, which is

CHEP expands its forestry portfolio in SA

CHEP, one of the world’s leading sustainable logistics businesses, has expanded its forestry portfolio in South Africa to 18 pine

Demand for invasive tree wood boosts SA water security

 Water is at the heart of the removal of invasive alien plant (IAP) species in water-scarce South Africa – and

Like a bolt out of the blue

South Africa receives around 25 million lightning strikes a year, and Piet Retief is the ‘Lightning Capital’ of SA. While

SA researchers push the innovation envelope

​Three South African researchers have made it to the global shortlist of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Awards.

Indigenous trees of Southern Africa (Part 3) – Cape Ash

By Gareth CoombsCape Ash (Ekebergia capensis) is a large semi-deciduous tree that naturally occurs along the entire coast from Cape

Forestry past, present and future

The International Day of Forests 2021 will be celebrated around the world on 19 March. The theme for 2021 is

16.1% minimum wage increase for forestry workers

The National Minimum Wage for farm workers – including forestry workers – has been set at R 21.69 per hour,

John Deere unveils powerful, new bogie skidder

John Deere has expanded its skidder lineup with the release of the new 768L-II Bogie Skidder, a purpose-built machine designed

How to calculate plantation fire damage

So you have had a fire in your plantation and you need to value the extent of the damage in

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... saforestryonline.co.za 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.

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