26th May 2022

Tyre specialist to tree planters

Supa Quick teams up with an environmental NGO to plant trees in indigenous forests, as a contribution to restoration of

20th April 2022

New protected trees in SA

Four new species have been added to the list of trees that are protected under the National Forests Act in

17th March 2022

Celebrating Global Recycling Day

To celebrate Global Recycling Day on Friday 18th March, the Fibre Circle has joined forces with two local packaging companies

16th February 2022

Massive mangrove restoration project launched in Mozambique

Around 100 million mangrove trees to be planted; total project area 185,000 ha; 200,000 tons of CO2 to be offset

19th January 2022

KZN forest needs your help

A local artist and environmental NPO are rallying efforts to conserve a rare and shrinking patch of indigenous mistbelt forest

17th January 2022

Vergelegen estate tests enviro-friendly gum poles

Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West is testing the use of untreated, environment friendly poles in its vineyards. The untreated

29th October 2021

Sappi teams up with WWF on water stewardship

Sappi has entered into a Water Stewardship agreement with WWF-SA (World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa), aimed at improving

29th October 2021

Understanding the circular economy

What is the circular economy? It’s a closed loop of taking, making and re-using – as opposed to a linear

25th October 2021

Conservation and forestry

The NCT Tree Farmer of the Year is awarded annually to tree farming operations that display excellence in sustainable plantation

24th September 2021

FSC gets behind climate change mitigation efforts

As the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and its supporters celebrate FSC Friday, on 24 September, FSC reconfirms its support for

15th September 2021

Vergelegen wine estate plants trees for posterity

South Africa celebrated Arbor Week during the first week of September, and Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West – a

24th August 2021

Taking sustainability beyond the balance sheet

Husqvarna SA Managing Director Pieter Smuts explains how their approach to sustainability goes way beyond the core business of supplying

28th July 2021

Grassland dynamics & bush encroachment in forestry plantations

By Lize Joubert-van der Merwe, Veldtology (Pty) LtdI really like grasslands. I especially like how they ripple in waves up

21st June 2021

Tree experts rally to save iconic Cape trees

Tree health experts from around the country are collaborating in efforts to save four iconic native tree species found in

31st May 2021

Wood is King

Chris Chapman urges packaging manufacturers and consumers to kick oil-based plastic and welcome in a new world of beautiful, sustainable,

25th May 2021

Preventing fires, planting trees & locking up carbon

A partnership between Fogmaker South Africa and the Platbos Conservation Trust is contributing to the reforestation of the unique Platbos

30th March 2021

Demand for invasive tree wood boosts SA water security

 Water is at the heart of the removal of invasive alien plant (IAP) species in water-scarce South Africa – and

22nd March 2021

Indigenous trees of Southern Africa (Part 3) – Cape Ash

By Gareth CoombsCape Ash (Ekebergia capensis) is a large semi-deciduous tree that naturally occurs along the entire coast from Cape

22nd February 2021

Historic wine estate unveils new arboretum

Vergelegen, the 321-year-old Somerset West wine estate, has unveiled plans to develop a 54 hectare botanical garden devoted to trees.

28th January 2021

Indigenous Trees of Southern Africa (Part Two) – Cape Plum

Cape Plum - Harpephyllum caffrum – Anacardiaceae; Wildepruim (Afrikaans); Umgwenya (Xhosa/Zulu) – is an attractive forest tree that thrives in

06th January 2021

Tracking Red-Listed species in timber production landscapes

By Lize Joubert-van der Merwe, Dept Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University The living spaces of animals are diverse. But

21st December 2020

The power of wood keeps growing

Wood grown in South Africa’s plantations is increasingly being used not only in the built environment and to make paper

26th November 2020

Indigenous Trees of Southern Africa (Part One) – White Ironwood

This is the first in a series of articles to be published in SA Forestry Online by DR GARETH COOMBS,

25th November 2020

Sounds of the Forest

Timber Festival (UK) has commissioned cutting edge musicians Erland Cooper, Hinako Omori and Jason Singh to create new music using

Husband and wife team Nomthandazo Hlombe and Fisokuhle Ngcobo, NCT’s Tree Farmers of the Year 2021, demonstrate how to establish and build a sustainable tree farming operation in faraway Matimatolo, near Kranskop in the KZN midlands. By Samora Chapman. ...

The largest mangrove reforestation project in Africa has been launched by Mozambique’s Ministry of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries (MIMAIP) in partnership with Blue Forest, a UAE-based mangrove reforestation specialist. Read more saforestryonline.co.za.

📸 Lake St Lucia, Chris Chapman.
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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) in South Africa for 2022 has been set at R23.19 per hour, which translates to R185.52 for an eight-hour day, and R3 710.40 for a month with 20 working days. This represents a 6.9% increase over the 2021 NMW. Can employers afford it? Link in bio... #forestry #labour
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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... saforestryonline.co.za Link in bio. #trees #wood #forestry #timber #logging #forestryafrica #wattle #snow ...

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