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

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

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

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

Wood is King

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

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

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

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 ...

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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