Southern Cape timber industry under pressure

Losses to timber resources and infrastructure resulting from the 2017 and 2018 fires has dealt a hammer blow to the

‘Land of Smoke and Fire’

Reflections on the Southern Cape and Tsitsikamma wildfire disaster By Theo Stehle ‘Land of smoke and fire’ ... this is

The AGFO Expo makes its mark

The third annual Agriculture and Forestry (AGFO) Expo, held at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River recently, continued to

Fire Management Symposium draws fire experts to Southern Cape

The School of Natural Resource Management of the Nelson Mandela University is hosting a Fire Management Symposium at the George

Reducing fuel loads inside timber compartments

Under-canopy, inter-row mulching, is gaining momentum in South Africa, as a means of reducing fuel loads, eliminating old stumps and

Fire equipment check-list …

SOUTH AFRICANS are inventors. We have come up with some really clever ideas that the whole world benefits from. Some

Photographic evidence at the scene of a wild fire

Expert Witnesses are often called upon years after a fire to provide evidence in defence of a claim or court

Fogmaker fire suppression systems take the heat

Fogmaker reduces risk of fire in forest machines with unique fire-suppression system. South Africa‘s plantation area covers more than 1.5

Map, manage and monitor wildfire with LiDAR

By Roberto Vargas, 3D Laser Mapping As global temperatures rise, wildfires are becoming more common and intense. South Africa is

Environmental recovery after the Garden Route fires

By Theo Stehle The disastrous June 2017 Garden Route fires sounded a wake-up call to farmers and land managers in

The aftermath of the 
Garden Route fires

As the dust settles after the disastrous June fires in the Garden Route, the question is, where to now? This

Fire protection, community style

By Gilbert Plant 'If you're not here for profit or for fun, what the hell are you doing here?'

Industry rallies to recover after Cape fire storm

Following a recent meeting with the forestry and sawmilling stakeholders in the fire-ravaged Southern and Eastern Cape areas, Forestry South

Knysna’s Great Fire of 2017

(With apology to ‘The Great Fire of 1869’) by Theo Stehle On the fateful day of 7th June 2017 a

Things every forester should know about fire

The forester‘s words when a fire call wakes him at midnight are unprintable, but there is a vocabulary that accurately

Innovative local solutions for forestry in Southern Africa

Focus on Forestry 2017 The keenly anticipated Focus on Forestry conference held at Cedara in the KZN midlands in April

Safire celebrates 30 years in business

Safire Insurance Company Limited was started in April 1987 by a group of timber growers who decided to manage their

Stop fires from picking up momentum

Keep it small and simple (KISS) fire protection model to prevent runaway fires... By Michael Olivier I can remember during

Iron men, bakkie window inspections and fire tips

By Gilbert Plant The first frame of a cartoon from some years back depicts a thin little fellow, dressed

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

The expert witness: investigating veld and forest fires

So you had a fire – five years ago which is thankfully a distant memory, or is it? The legal

Minister launches National Veld & Forest Fire Working Group

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana launched the National Veld and Forest Fire Working Group recently to mark the

WOF bring songs of hope to Canada

On Sunday 29 May, 281 firefighters from Working On Fire (WOF) arrived in Canada to help battle a raging wildfire

Bee wise project aims to curb fires and boost rural incomes

An innovative project to train people in safe and sustainable bee-keeping in northern Zululand addresses the twin challenges of creating

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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