All systems go for Focus 2019

It’s all systems go for Focus on Forestry 2019, being held at the Ingwenyama Resort, near Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, from 10

Husqvarna extends its footprint in Africa

Pietermaritzburg-based Husqvarna South Africa has defied the general corporate trend of trimming its operations. Instead, it has just opened a

Ponsse voted most reputable company in Finland

Ponsse is the most reputable company in Finland in 2018, according to T-Media’s Reputation & Trust survey. Ponsse was evaluated

Bell T17s do the hard work for Can Do Timbers

Bell Equipment’s Articulated Dump Trucks have been designed and built to withstand the rigours and challenges of working in some

Matriarch takes forestry conversions to a new level

Bell Equipment has partnered with Matriarch Equipment to convert Kobelco excavators for the forestry industry. Matriarch’s Ashley Bell says that

Meeting the challenges of one pass processing

Mondi Forests has been on a mission to reduce the number of passes that harvesting heads are required to de-limb,

Forest Operations Productivity Initiative

Using good data to support your forest operations Stellenbosch University in conjunction with the South African Forest industry has

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

Third generation extraction winch gets the green light

The third generation timber extraction winch being developed by industry stakeholders in collaboration with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, was field

Growing importance of technology in forestry

By Deon van Wyk, ABSA Regional AgriBusiness Manager (email: There is on-going pressure on farmers and producers to increase

Versatile Husqvarna pruner reaches new heights

In the future, and in line with Husqvarna’s Silent Nature™ philosophy, the world will have more eco-friendly green spaces, and

Mulching gaining ground in SA

Mulching continues to gain traction in the South African forestry industry as growers around the country are realising that the

Myths and legends of Finnish forestry

Words and images by Samora Chapman Ponsse recently held an international press visit and product showcase at its headquarters in

The lightest heavyweight in its class

The MS 462 is the hot-off-the-press new chainsaw from STIHL, a global leader in chainsaw technology. This 70cc professional-grade model

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

Mondi Forest’s MD talks business

SA Forestry editor Chris Chapman chats to Mondi Forests Managing Director, Themba Vilane about modernisation, cost pressures, talent management and

Lizard pitting trials in KZN

The Lizard, the all-terrain, multi-purpose utility machine designed and developed by China’s Engineering in Greytown, has recently completed informal pitting

Clearing the ground for mechanised planting operation

Valtra tractor with FAE mulching head performs vital function for Idube Forestry contractors in southern KZN. Forestry is tough work.

Tigercat’s latest leveling harvester lands in SA

A leading harvesting contractor operating in the Weza area has purchased the first Tigercat LH822D harvester in South Africa. The

From axe to chainsaw and everything in between

The earliest harvesting foresters on record were cave men. We know that because they left the coals and ashes of

Modernisation of silviculture is imminent and unstoppable

The forestry value chain runs through logistics (transport), engineering (harvesting), protection and silviculture. This is the chain from the top

Forestry Plant & Equipment: growing and diversifying

Phillip Hall, often referred to as ‘Mr Mechanisation’ in forestry circles, is one of the most experienced people in South

Forest equipment innovations at Elmia Wood

Elmia Wood, the world’s largest forestry fair, was bigger than ever this year both in terms of area and number

Automated edgers boost sawmill productivity

Wood-Mizer Titan’s range of automated edgers matches affordability to high processing speeds, maximum output and recovery that give maximum returns

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.

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