Conserving the function of freshwater ecosystems in production landscapes

* This is the second of a series of articles by Dr Lize Joubert-van der Merwe sharing key findings of

Plantation trees are ‘efficient’ users of water

Ground-breaking research by a post-graduate student at NMMU will shed light on the water use efficiency of exotic plantation trees.

Bicycle helmet made entirely of wood!

Cellutech, a Swedish company that develops cutting edge new materials and technology based on wood, recently unveiled the prototype of

Citizen engagement in research to protect fynbos – and forests

By Joey Hulbert Members of the public, or ‘citizen scientists’ are helping researchers from the University of Pretoria to identify

International Day of Forests – Forests and Water

The International Day of Forests is scheduled for 21 March, and the Collaborative Partnership on Forests has chosen Forests and Water

Ecological Networks: saving space for species in production landscapes

By Lize Joubert-van der Merwe This is the first of a series of articles sharing key findings of on-going research

How Agroforestry could save our planet

Life in Syntropy is a new short film made specially to be presented at COP21 in Paris. The film tells

Integrating cultural and heritage resources into forest management

By Coen Nienaber and Michal Brink The constitutional and legislative definitions of ‘environment’ include cultural and heritage resources. But as

Greenpop reforest fest

Every year Greenpop, a tree-planting and social development organisation, activates a reforestation festival in the ancient Platbos Forest in the

Tree city

by Samora Chapman Trees are more resilient than concrete. They can live for thousands of years, while civilizations are built

FSC news: certification, strategies and untouched forests

Certification growing in Africa The perception that natural resources in Africa are being stripped and consumed wholesale by developed economies

Why is an iconic South African tree dying?

PhD Plant Pathology student Johan van der Linde of FABI has been searching for clues to explain the die-off of

Climbing giants

David Wiles and Drew Bristow are the founders of a group of tree enthusiasts aiming to explore, conserve and document

Forests most at risk of deforestation

This interactive story map takes readers on a visual journey to 11 of the world’s most 'at risk' forests, from

Ozwathini – Community forest certification

This film shows the challenges faced by a community of small-scale plantation owners in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, as they look

More than trees

The world's forests must be recognized as "more than trees", the XIV World Forestry Congress meeting in Durban, South Africa,

WFC day two: Conservation, sustainability and job creation

The world's forestry community got down to the serious work of plotting a sustainable future for people and trees yesterday

Stop deforestation before it’s too late

Day One of the long-awaited World Forestry Congress kicked off at Durban’s International Convention Centre with an impressive march-past by

Register for XIV World Forestry Congress

Reduced ‘Early Bird’ registration fees available for XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban in September have just been extended until

The role of New Generation Plantations in sustainable development

The role that plantation forestry can play in sustainable development in the face of mounting pressure on the world’s natural

Managing our soils for sustainable production

Soil is a complex growth media comprised of many chemical, physical and biological processes which integrate to provide trees with

Forests Of The World

World Environment Day takes place on June 5 2014 and our forests are depleting at an alarming rate. There is

Certification of Small Growers

Breaking down the barriers to small and medium-scale certification...

How effective is forest certification?

A critical look at forest certification systems and their impacts on the world's forests...

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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