FSA tonnage sales for 2015

FSA members sold 15 830 000 tons of timber in the 2015 financial year. This was up 330 000 tons

It’s not a logger or a skidder – it’s a Skogger

Local manufacturer Matriarch Equipment is making serious inroads into the forestry equipment market with the release of three new products

Illegal logging and forest conformance systems

Illegal logging continues to have a devastating impact on some of the world’s most valuable forests, with serious environmental, social

Ozwathini – Community forest certification

This film shows the challenges faced by a community of small-scale plantation owners in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, as they look

More than trees

The world's forests must be recognized as "more than trees", the XIV World Forestry Congress meeting in Durban, South Africa,

40 rugged kays through the Karkloof valley

From heaven to hell and back. CHRIS CHAPMAN reports from ground zero at the 2015 Sappi Karkloof Classic MTB festival...

Wooden Street Art in Jo'burg

A street artist by the name 'r1' has used recycled wood to create a beautiful mural in Maboneng, Johannesburg, proving

KISS planting regime for pine sawlogs production

With the traditional spacing for pine sawlog production, trees situated next to the roads are usually thicker (have more volume)

Forestry with heart

As you cross the border from South Africa into Swaziland, there is a subtle shift in the atmosphere that is

Cape timber supplies on a short fuse

Time is running out for the government to find a way to implement a Cabinet decision taken six years ago

How effective is forest certification?

A critical look at forest certification systems and their impacts on the world's forests...

More hardwood required as Sappi shifts to dissolving pulp

Sappi is shifting its South African timber resources into the production of dissolving wood pulp to meet growing demand for

The drone is flying at Chikweti Forests, Mozambique

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it Superman? No, it's a camera with wings powered by a

Forestry: caught in the middle

A minimum wage for forestry workers is the subject of intense negotiation among stakeholders, seeking to find a balance between

Indigenous timber auction

The long-awaited auction of indigenous hardwood timber harvested from state forests was held at Buffels Rivier in the southern Cape...

Jobs vs Starvation

Rory Mack offers some insight into the controversial topic of decent work vs wage rates... The current back and forth

Pine vs Fynbos

Neels de Ronde tackles the controversy raging over the recent call to remove plantations from the Western Cape by suggesting that there is room for fynbos AND pine...

Rail going nowhere

Efforts to persuade Transnet Freight Rail to expand their service to the forestry industry have not yielded solutions, but the

Timber theft

Timber growers are reeling from a wave of timber and equipment theft that is sweeping across the country. The losses

Cape forestry land in limbo

Government's 10-year-old forestry exit strategy in the Cape brings re-planting to a standstill on 45 000 ha, despite a subsequent

Forestry on city edge

There are unique challenges to running a forestry operation on the edge of a major city, but Pietermaritzburg and NCT

E.Cape forestry projects

A number of exciting new community forestry projects are taking shape in the 'Transkei' region of the Eastern Cape after

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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