31st May 2024

STIHL supports rhino dehorning project

There has been an alarming surge in rhino poaching, particularly within the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park (HiP), forcing Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife,

16th May 2024

Search for biocontrol of invasive American bramble intensifies

Invasive American bramble is a thorn in the side of foresters, farmers and land managers across large swaths of South

19th April 2024

Responsible forestry - the antidote to plastic

While life without plastic might be hard to imagine, there is a renewable, recyclable and sustainable alternative to single-use plastics

18th April 2024

Baboon business like a hornet’s nest

Baboons vs forestry is a highly controversial topic that can be likened to a hornet’s nest. It’s best left alone,

28th March 2024

Finding biodiversity in timber plantations

Finding a balance between wood fibre production while conserving biodiversity and minimising environmental impacts is the big challenge facing the

22nd January 2024

Water security in the cross-hairs

The Sappi/WWF Water Stewardship Partnership is making a difference in the uMkhomazi catchment, a strategic water resource area serving a

10th January 2024

Can Safcol save Pietermaritzburg’s plantations?

The forests that surround Pietermaritzburg should be – could be – one of the city’s finest assets. If well managed

25th October 2023

Natural forests combat non-native tree invasions

A new study, published recently in Nature, has found that the native biodiversity of natural forests largely buffers the severity

12th September 2023

Monitoring & reporting emissions empowers growers

Plantation owners in South Africa with more than 100 ha of trees in the ground are required to report their

12th September 2023

Alien invasive species a massive threat to biodiversity

The severe global threat posed by invasive alien species is underappreciated, underestimated, and often unacknowledged. According to a major new

19th July 2023

Measuring the forest sector’s sustainability progress

The International Council of Forest & Paper Association’s (ICFPA) latest Sustainability Progress Report demonstrates progress in seven key areas of

30th June 2023

Red flag over deteriorating health of forest soils

Planting the same tree species over successive rotations carries a high risk of deteriorating soil health, say FABI researchers …

31st May 2023

Focusing on forestry’s role in greening the economy

‘The value of forestry in a greening economy’ is the theme of the Focus on Forestry Conference & Expo taking

25th May 2023

Help protect natural forest & save the Cape Parrot

World Parrot Day, celebrated on 31 May 2023, puts the spotlight on the critically endangered Cape Parrot, colourful resident of

22nd May 2023

Celebrating International Day of Biological Diversity

Forestry South Africa (FSA) celebrates International Day of Biological Diversity (Monday 22 May 2023) with a video that emphasises the

26th April 2023

Clearing alien invasive trees from Cape mountains

A collaborative initiative between Cape Nature, Helihack, Husqvarna, local landowners and other interested parties, was launched in mid-April to clear

25th April 2023

Charcoal team clears alien wattle invasion

During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, a young entrepreneur from a remote village in the Eastern Cape

08th December 2022

SAFAS explainer - managing plantation forest carbon

*Info-graphic courtesy of the Sustainable African Forest Assurance Scheme.

03rd November 2022


More red tape, more taxes, more climate challenges, more opportunities for forestry … “We are already in trouble … climate

31st October 2022

Eucalyptus trees boost bee populations

Bees need trees, and trees need bees – especially Eucalyptus trees which offer excellent forage for these tiny creatures that

09th September 2022

Joy as pepper-bark trees come back from the brink

Forestry South Africa (FSA) has distributed rare and endangered pepper-bark trees (Warburgia salutaris) grown by the Warburgia Programme to schools,

13th July 2022

Keeping a wet-deck hydrated after a megafire

by Roger Parsons and Ritchie MorrisA devasting fire started on 7th June 2017 and swept through Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg

28th June 2022

Saving the critically endangered Mutavhatsindi tree

A committed group of conservationists and horticulturalists have successfully propagated a critically endangered tree that is prized for its medicinal

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

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