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

New book focuses on insect conservation

Stellenbosch University’s Prof Michael Samways has penned a new 600-page book that provides both academic insights and practical guidelines on

Weaning the forestry industry from its paraquat reliance

In the last ten years, 153 576 hectares of plantation forest have been damaged by fire. This figure would have

Illegal application of pesticides killing our bees

Colony Collapse Disorder is killing bees in the Northern Hemisphere, but here in South Africa it is illegal use of

A forester's guide to the aliens among us

By Lize Joubert-van der Merwe and Palesa Natasha Mothapo, Stellenbosch University Alien and invasive species are those organisms that occur

Bush clearing initiative benefits cheetahs

Clearing encroaching bush in Namibia to restore a healthy balance between grassland and trees is playing a key role in

Sappi commits to corporate citizenship in support of SDGs

Sappi Southern Africa has released its 2019 Corporate Citizen Report, which highlights the progress the company has made to ensure

Role of FPAs expanding

Fire protection associations (FPAs) in KZN are evolving beyond their traditional role of wildfire monitoring and incident management to tackle

Closing the loop to improve environmental performance

Partnerships and collaborations with researchers, expert consultants, environmental NGOs and other external stakeholders has helped Mondi Forests ensure continuous improvement

Exploitation of tropical forests unsustainable

The International Forum Together Towards Green Supply Chains Forest Products Initiative was held in Shanghai, China, recently. Industry leaders from

FSA updates Environmental Guidelines

Forestry South Africa (FSA) has released the 2019 edition and third revision of the Environmental Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations

Pinus patula – both a solution and a problem in Tanzania

By Steven Teraka Mwihomeke Makete is one of six districts in Njombe region of Tanzania. Most of the district is

Champion Trees in the spotlight

Our number one indigenous Champion Tree in South Africa, the Sagole Baobab (Adansonia digitata), is only 20.5m high, but its

The great bugweed debate: 
To clear or not to clear

Bugweed and Lantana are two of the most problematic alien invasive plants in South Africa. Natives of South America, these

Amazon on fire

Interesting facts and myths about the Amazon By Theo Stehle The massive fires burning in the Amazon rainforest have been

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... 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.

#SavithiMulching #forestry #timber #wood #tigercat

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