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

How wattle saved millions of Rands

Safire MD Pierre Bekker is ready and willing to put practice to a theory that he believes will save the

Sappi’s salvage operation swings into action

Within days of the runaway fires that swept through their Pinewoods and Shafton plantations on 'Red Monday' (25 June), Sappi

Fire storms rip through KZN, Mpumalanga, Limpopo & Swaziland

Foresters and fire protection officers have been saying for months that 2007 would be a bad year for fires in

Technology and data analysis helps fire fighters

Cutting-edge technology and sophisticated statistical analysis are becoming the norm as Fire Protection Associations refine the art of preparedness and

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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