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

Carbon tax has forestry industry fuming

The Carbon Tax came into effect on 1 June 2019, amid a flurry of confusion and controversy for the forestry,

Subscribe and win a signed copy of ‘God’s Trees’

Subscribe to SA Forestry magazine now (or renew your subscription) and you could win a signed copy of this awesome

Rehabilitation Project on Berlin Plantation, Kaapsehoop

The Kaapsehoop Heritage Association (KHHA) has been implementing a rehabilitation project on the Battery Creek Gorge, located on the Berlin

Plans to protect the Garden Route from fire taking shape

Fire services scarcely had time to regroup after the 2017 Knysna fires, when the Garden Route was again plagued by

Saving the wild pepper-bark trees

A unique collaboration between conservation organisations, environmentalists, researchers, traditional healers, communities and a prominent forestry company is saving an important

Just throw, wait and grow

Seedballs makes reforestation in Kenya cheap, easy and fun... Deforestation is a growing problem in Kenya, as it is in

Back to Nature

The last Eucalyptus tree was felled at Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West recently, marking the completion of South Africa’s

Three Little Pigs and Climate Change

Wood can play a crucial role in cutting down emissions when replacing more carbon-intensive materials in the construction sector. This

Reviving the Tsitsikamma Wetlands

A century-old decision to drain the Tsitsikamma wetlands has resulted in grave damage. But an MTO project is bringing nature

Sunshine innovation and rust and frost tolerant wattle clones

A passion for the environment has prompted the management of Sunshine Seedling Services to seek solutions based on renewable energy,

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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