Designing functional ecological networks

Unlocking the door to species movement through production landscapes... By Dr Liza Joubert-van der Merwe This is the third of

Green energy innovations at MTO

MTO Forestry has embarked on exciting renewable energy projects that will bring benefits for the company, its partners – and

Honey harvesting and forest protection in West Timor

New research shows that the annual harvesting of wild honey may be one of the most sustainable and effective governance

Paper recycling makes a difference

The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) reports that two thirds (66%) of the nation’s potentially recoverable paper and

Southern Cape forests survive largely unchanged for centuries

Forests are found in areas that receive annual rainfall ranging between 525 mm and 1220 mm. But if you look

Finding solutions in the southern Cape

Forestry, timber supply, jobs, government imperatives, invasive alien plants, fire risk, water resources, biodiversity, conservation … a potent cocktail of

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

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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