Husqvarna and the ‘Beast’

For centuries, Husqvarna has been trusted to provide world-leading outdoor tools solutions that make a difference. The brand has a

The ups and downs of forestry contracting in SA

Delegates who attended the SAFCA 30 year Anniversary event held in the KZN midlands in mid-November got a glimpse of

Exploitation of tropical forests unsustainable

The International Forum Together Towards Green Supply Chains Forest Products Initiative was held in Shanghai, China, recently. Industry leaders from

Land claim settlement favours landowners

Agri SA is elated about the outcome of the Melmoth land claim case in favour of the landowners. The outcome

New fertiliser tablet for forestry

I-CAT has officially released the Plant’nGo fertiliser tablet, an effective fertiliser alternative for the forestry market. Plant’NGo is a slow-release

FSA updates Environmental Guidelines

Forestry South Africa (FSA) has released the 2019 edition and third revision of the Environmental Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations

SA Forestry Assurance Scheme set to transform certification landscape

The Southern African Forestry Assurance Scheme (SAFAS) is set to transform the forest certification landscape in Southern Africa and possibly

Celebrating all things wood at Knysna Timber Festival 2020

The Knysna Timber Festival will be celebrating its 8th annual showcase of local excellence across the value chain, in the

Grinding with Peterson

The Peterson grinder is a highly efficient and productive machine, a game changer in the industry. Peterson has an unmatched

60 years of chainsaw innovation

Husqvarna is celebrating 60 years in the Chainsaw business. Chainsaws have come a long way from humble beginnings to the

Siyawisa Hlathi at the leading edge of mechanised harvesting

An enterprising spirit, enduring perseverance and an ability to change with the times have seen an emerging timber harvesting contractor

Predicting the movement of wildfires and prescribed burns

Watch in awe as the US Forest Service executes a massive prescribed burn in Utah’s Fishlake National Forest. The fire

Pinus patula – both a solution and a problem in Tanzania

By Steven Teraka Mwihomeke Makete is one of six districts in Njombe region of Tanzania. Most of the district is

Champion Trees in the spotlight

Our number one indigenous Champion Tree in South Africa, the Sagole Baobab (Adansonia digitata), is only 20.5m high, but its

New loader in the forest

A brand new, South African manufactured three-wheel loader has entered the local market, and it’s sky blue. The ProLoader is

Keeping trees healthy in a changing world

Keeping trees healthy in the shifting world of climate change and the constant adaptation of insect pests and pathogens to

The great bugweed debate: 
To clear or not to clear

Bugweed and Lantana are two of the most problematic alien invasive plants in South Africa. Natives of South America, these

Amazon on fire

Interesting facts and myths about the Amazon By Theo Stehle The massive fires burning in the Amazon rainforest have been

Carbon tax has forestry industry fuming

The Carbon Tax came into effect on 1 June 2019, amid a flurry of confusion and controversy for the forestry,

How the humble pallet became indispensable to the global supply chain

The humble pallet is not something you normally notice. It’s just there, doing its simple job of moving all kinds

Bell wins Exporter of the Year award

Bell Equipment won Exporter of the Year Award (Large category; turnover >R200 million) and was runner-up in the Exporter of

Financial management and structuring of debt

Optimal financial structure By Deon van Wyk, ABSA Regional AgriBusiness Manager (email: When analysing the financial structure of the

Virtual Reality – the future of chainsaw training

Trainee chainsaw operators will soon be able to use a virtual reality (VR) application to test their theoretical knowledge and

Investment in training an investment in people and the future

Sappi is making a massive investment in skills training as it moves ahead with its aim of creating ‘shared value’

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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