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

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

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.

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

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

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

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,

Sounds of the Forest

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

Much more than a simple box ticking exercise

Meeting the requirements of FSC’s new pesticide policy may be tough going, but with the right approach it will improve

Woman power turns alien invasive trees into chips

Women-inspired partnerships in South Africa are creating positive impacts on both the environment and livelihoods, with support from the Coca-Cola

Hot Forestry Tips

Another reason to retain forest floor litter Forest floor litter is widely regarded as a fire hazard and is often

Support Responsible Forestry

For more than 25 years FSC has been working to take care of the world’s forests for future generations. On September 25,

Ramping up the planting of endangered pepper-bark trees

To help celebrate Arbor Week as well as the arrival of spring, Sappi, in conjunction with the SANPARKS Skukuza Nursery,

Vital mangrove forests under threat

Mangroves are disappearing at an alarming rate, with conservationists across the world striving to save them from local extinction. These

Bee-aware and always read the label

The dramatic decline in bee populations worldwide is a looming global catastrophe, with recent studies suggesting almost 90% of the

Used oil pollution threat

Contaminated oil is dripping into agricultural land across South Africa, contaminating groundwater and rivers as a result of old-fashioned farming

Tackling S. Cape alien invasion with drones

“During the past four decades, the southern and northern slopes, as well as the mountain tops of the Outeniqua Mountains

Wetlands, streams and the law

Environmental authorisation required for any vegetation clearing, building or crop disturbance near wetlands or streams... Clearing of indigenous vegetation, or

Fascinating documentary explores the world's most important forests

Take some time over the long weekend to enjoy this incredible documentary, Forests by Our Planet, which takes the audience

Ultra strong and flexible wood film could replace plastic

Wood and fibre scientist Qilang Fu and his team at Scion Research have created a transparent wood film that is

Latest report on the state of the world’s forests

Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according

Knysna wildfire threat: readiness in a time of crisis

7 June 2020 commemorates the 2017 Knysna wildfire disaster. In many ways, the risk of a repeat thereof in the

Assessing the recovery of plantation land after clearfelling

Researchers find encouraging signs that land has the potential to recover towards a natural state after clearfelling a commercial timber

Water Use Licence amendments

FSA reports that after years of engagement with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), an amended Water Use Licence

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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