TIPS ON TREES: Drought and trees

[Continuing the series of tree trips by Julian Ortlepp of TreeWorks, brought to you by Husqvarna South Africa.] With many

From axe to chainsaw and everything in between

The earliest harvesting foresters on record were cave men. We know that because they left the coals and ashes of

Forestry industrialisation initiative kicks off ...

South African Forestry Company Ltd (Safcol), in collaboration with key government stakeholders, has launched an exciting initiative aimed at raising

International Forestry Students Symposium 2017

International forestry students get an overview of forestry in SA... By Zamadlamini Dlamini, NMU forestry student. Photos by Ambani Tshidzumba,

Can forestry weather the storm?

Presenters at the 7th Forest Science Symposium, held in Pietermaritzburg recently, provided participants with a lot to think about. On

Celebrating wood and woodworking in S Cape

Two exciting events celebrating wood and woodworking will be held in the Southern Cape in September. The Woodturning and Woodworking

Job offer – FSA Operations Manager

Forestry South Africa is South Africa’s premier and largest forestry organisation and represents growers of commercial timber in South Africa.

Exciting AGFO Expo 2017 coming up

The annual Agriculture and Forestry Expo (AGFO) 2017 takes place at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River, Mpumalanga, from

Colin Dyer… looking back on a distinguished career in forestry research

Prof Colin Dyer is retiring after almost two decades at the helm of the ICFR. Under his leadership the institute

Celebrating 70 years of forestry research

This year the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) is celebrating 70 years of research work that has contributed enormously

Knysna’s Great Fire of 2017

(With apology to ‘The Great Fire of 1869’) by Theo Stehle On the fateful day of 7th June 2017 a

Wetlands restoration

(Tsitsikamma River Case Study) by Theo Stehle Recently I accompanied Cassie Carstens, Planning Manager of MTO Forestry (Cape), to a

Damage control

As timber companies in Mpumalanga struggle to curb the damage being inflicted upon pine trees by baboons in the face

Stop fires from picking up momentum

Keep it small and simple (KISS) fire protection model to prevent runaway fires... By Michael Olivier I can remember during

Iron men, bakkie window inspections and fire tips

By Gilbert Plant gilbertplant@gmail.com The first frame of a cartoon from some years back depicts a thin little fellow, dressed

Toyota Setsuna – the car crafted in wood

Toyota is defying the notion that modern cars have to be high-tech machines packed with the latest technologies by creating

All poised for fantastic Focus on Forestry

The new Focus on Forestry, organised by CMO, NMMU and the ICFR is being held at Cedara College and Mondi’s

Looking to develop your business skills?

A comprehensive business management training programme to be delivered in Piet Retief and Hilton (KwaZulu-Natal) is now open for applications.

Designing functional ecological networks

Unlocking the door to species movement through production landscapes... By Dr Liza Joubert-van der Merwe This is the third of

NCT Tree Farmer of the Year 2016

David Davidson of KwaMbonambi has been selected as NCT’s Tree Farmer of the Year for 2016, in the category of

Applicants wanted for forestry contractor training

Mondi Zimele, with support from the Department of Trade and Industry, has launched a contractor development training initiative to support

Dehorning foils rhino poachers

A rhino dehorning campaign is proving highly successful in the fight against rhino poaching. The practice is gaining momentum in

Skills development through wood

This year the Working with Wood Show, held in partnership with the Association of Woodturners South Africa (AWSA), is to

Helping foresters & sawmillers predict wood quality

A Masters study of the wood properties of Pinus patula could help sawmillers improve timber utilization, and assist foresters to

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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