Fascinating documentary explores the world's most important forests

Take some time over the long weekend to enjoy this incredible documentary, Forests by Our Planet, which takes the audience

Ultra strong and flexible wood film could replace plastic

Wood and fibre scientist Qilang Fu and his team at Scion Research have created a transparent wood film that is

Latest report on the state of the world’s forests

Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according

New leadership at NCT

Danny Knoesen takes over the helm as General Manager of NCT Forestry Cooperative Ltd at an interesting time in history.

Knysna wildfire threat: readiness in a time of crisis

7 June 2020 commemorates the 2017 Knysna wildfire disaster. In many ways, the risk of a repeat thereof in the

A trip down memory lane

20 years ago in SA Forestry magazine….. Water wars A confrontation between the Department of Water Affairs and the forestry

Assessing the recovery of plantation land after clearfelling

Researchers find encouraging signs that land has the potential to recover towards a natural state after clearfelling a commercial timber

Water Use Licence amendments

FSA reports that after years of engagement with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), an amended Water Use Licence

‘Survival’ the key for small-scale growers

SA Forestry journalist-at-large JUSTIN NYAKUDANGA chats to small-scale growers and a transport contractor, to find out how they are doing

UCL keeps business rolling in the hills of KZN

Business is steaming ahead for UCL in the KZN midlands, providing hope to its shareholders and a continued livelihood to

Forestry events postponed or Zoom-ed

Covid virus lockdown and business disruptions have seen a number of forestry events cancelled, postponed or going ahead as a

Use lockdown time to strengthen CPAs

The outbreak of the coronavirus and the implementation of the nationwide lockdown may have deferred the land reform programme as

Two new heads from Waratah

When it comes to harvester heads, diversity is key. The characteristics of timber varies. Mill requirements vary. Yet the harvester

Managing white grub for forestry

White grubs are beneficial to soil health on the one hand, but on the other they can damage or kill

Bell mulcher developed for SA conditions

Bell Equipment has developed a mulcher which meets the needs of the forestry industry and has been specially designed for

New book focuses on insect conservation

Stellenbosch University’s Prof Michael Samways has penned a new 600-page book that provides both academic insights and practical guidelines on

A new process for preserving lumber

A new lumber preserving process being developed by Georgia Tech researchers could offer advantages over pressure treating... Pressure treating, which

Timber industry offers help to house Covid refugees

Sawmilling South Africa (SSA) and the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) have offered the South African Government their

Weaning the forestry industry from its paraquat reliance

In the last ten years, 153 576 hectares of plantation forest have been damaged by fire. This figure would have

ICFR forest research update

Following their re-structuring in 2018, and the appointment of a new Board and CEO, the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research

AfrEquip celebrates 15 years in business

AfrEquip was established in South Africa in 2005 by Allen Rutherfoord in partnership with Latin Equipment, a leading South American

Illegal application of pesticides killing our bees

Colony Collapse Disorder is killing bees in the Northern Hemisphere, but here in South Africa it is illegal use of

Forest Sector holding up in Covid-19 lockdown

By Chris Chapman How the SA Forestry Sector survives through lockdown and an uncertain future … The Forestry South Africa

A forester's guide to the aliens among us

By Lize Joubert-van der Merwe and Palesa Natasha Mothapo, Stellenbosch University Alien and invasive species are those organisms that occur

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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