Bee-aware and always read the label

The dramatic decline in bee populations worldwide is a looming global catastrophe, with recent studies suggesting almost 90% of the

Forestry Support Programme reduces fire risks and creates jobs

Working on Fire (WoF) and the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) have launched a support programme to improve

Used oil pollution threat

Contaminated oil is dripping into agricultural land across South Africa, contaminating groundwater and rivers as a result of old-fashioned farming

Forestry students coping with Covid

There is no doubt that this pandemic stretched our limits in many ways. Even though forestry is considered essential services,

None but ourselves – Manguzi forestry on the rise

A story about the Manguzi timber growers by forester-at-large, JUSTIN NYAKUDANGA I recently visited Manguzi town on a forestry cruising

Useful tips for a safer fire season

By Jaap Steenkamp, CEO of the SA Forestry Contractors Association The fire season for the 2020 summer rainfall area is

New pro saw chain from Husqvarna

The X-Cut C85 is a new product offering from Husqvarna, a premium saw chain designed for full-time forestry professionals. Husqvarna

Tackling S. Cape alien invasion with drones

“During the past four decades, the southern and northern slopes, as well as the mountain tops of the Outeniqua Mountains

Wetlands, streams and the law

Environmental authorisation required for any vegetation clearing, building or crop disturbance near wetlands or streams... Clearing of indigenous vegetation, or

Much more than trees

South Africa is home to 1.2 million hectares of sustainably managed commercial timber plantations which provide the raw material for

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

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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