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

Reduce fuel loads to keep fires at bay

By Ben Potgieter, fire risk consultant and trainer Reducing the fuel load is the most cost effective method for preventing

Thermal imaging fire detection trial at Imvelo Forests

by Joey Lascelles Lowveld-based Imvelo Forests is testing new technology using a robot, developed by Insight Robotics, for early fire

The impact of fire on chemical and physical forest soil properties

One of the highly significant outcomes of research – observed by myself and others at national and international level –

Wildfire assessment and control

In the world of forestry, the worst thing a forester can experience is to find that the plantation under his

Fighting fire with air

Safety tips from Husqvarna's national training manager, Roger Jackson...

Show of force from uMshwathi FPA

Members of the uMshwathi FPA turned out in force to attend the annual general meeting held at the Dalton Farmer's

Fire management under the spotlight

The Seventh Fire Management Symposium organised by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the SA Institute of Forestry was held in

LEFPA prepares for a tough season

A high level of co-operation between different landowners and government fire-fighting agencies is the key to preventing devastating wildfires, such

Spread of fire liability

When fire spreads from one property to another, who is liable for the damages that result? Safire Insurance Company Limited's

Smart surveillance system keeps watch over our plantations

One of the most advanced camera surveillance systems in the world, developed here in South Africa, is watching over forests

Lions River FPA on red alert

The Lions River FPA is one of 15 FPAs in KZN that is spearheading rural fire management and prevention with

KZN FPAs organising on an unprecedented scale

The wildfires that ravaged the forestry industry in KwaZulu-Natal in 2007 and 2008 served as a wake-up call. The mild

The evolution of fire risk analysis

By analysing the risks and identifying the gaps in your organisation's preparedness, you could save yourself a lot of pain,

Richmond FPA not beating about the bush

The 2009 fire season in the summer rainfall areas of South Africa was a relatively easy one, compared to the

Aerial ignition the way to go

  The use of aerial fire ignition for the purposes of prescribed burning under tree canopies was the subject of

Fire awareness: must do’s for every grower

  There are four areas in fire prevention where each and every company must pay more attention. Tips by Ben

Taking steps to reduce wildfire damage

The South African Forest industry lost a major portion of their planted area during the past five years. So much

Three fires in two hours

Three fires in two hours stopped by fast action from ground staff and air support by the KZN Fire Protection

KLF: fighting fire with fire

Prior to 1995 the forest industry in South Africa was losing about 12 000 ha to fires annually. Post 1995

Strategic planning to beat fires

Ben Potgieter is Sappi's district forest manager for Richmond, Harding and Umkomaas areas in the KZN Midlands. However in the

Using nature to minimise the risk of forest fires

Do we understand bergwind how patterns in the landscape to help us to control fires in our plantations, asks Dr

Remote sensing solutions aid fire damage assessment

Innovative new digital imagery technology is being used to help timber growers and timber insurers launch fast and effective salvage

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... saforestryonline.co.za 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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