28th June 2022

Thinnings drone works from above

An innovative Swedish start-up has been in stealth mode since the start of 2020, but now they have finally revealed

20th June 2022

Wattle growers share experiences

Foresters from NTE and NCT hosted a field day for an enthusiastic group of small-scale wattle growers at NCT’s Ahrens

16th May 2022

Municipal plantation in safe hands

While a number of municipal plantations around KZN appear to be falling into disrepair under inexperienced and inefficient management, the

10th March 2022

The Cape sawlog PINCH!

The scramble for scarce roundlog resources in the Southern Cape has stakeholders on edge while government takes tentative steps to

23rd February 2022

Wonderful wattle in Matimatolo

NCT’s Small-Scale Tree Farmer of the Year for 2021 demonstrates how to establish and build a sustainable tree farming operation

11th October 2021

Solutions for thinnings

Growing a productive forest requires hard work and commitment. Correctly timed thinning improves the forest’s growth conditions and makes trees

17th September 2021

Ponsse on steep slopes

Ponsse’s cut-to-length forest machines have proved to be excellent harvesting solutions on steep slopes. Environmentally friendly and safe harvesting solutions

08th July 2021

Logset forestry equipment makes its South African debut

The Logset TH75 Eucalyptus Head made its South African debut in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg recently. The head, developed in South

31st May 2021

SNOW WARNING!

With the onset of what promises to be a cold winter, this photo provides a timely reminder of what happens

31st May 2021

Beast of a mulcher made in RSA

A call from sunny Pretoria – the land of the Blue Bulls and Mamelodi Sundowns – sent the SA Forestry

17th May 2021

Paraquat or not?

Paraquat - widely used in South African forestry to prepare tracer belts before burning firebreaks - is facing world-wide bans,

19th April 2021

Mulching a game changer in SA forestry

Mulching of harvest residues is rapidly gaining ground in South African forestry, and is proving to be a game changer

21st January 2021

Pioneering aerial drone spraying in forestry

An innovative silviculture contractor in Mpumalanga, South Africa is pushing the technology envelope, utilising drones to do pre-planting sprays. This

04th December 2020

Mulching operations bring benefits for growers

Enviro-Mulch is a mechanized silviculture contractor that provides safe and organised mulching services in South Africa. The company currently has

25th November 2020

Meet the STIHL MS 462 … tested to the limit

The STIHL MS 462 is a 70cc professional-grade chainsaw that has been tested in the wilderness of Alaska and the

20th November 2020

NCT Forestry recognises Top Tree Farmers

NCT Forestry has chosen its Top Tree Farmers for 2020. This is an annual award that recognises members for sound

02nd October 2020

Silviculture webinar coming up

‘Towards Modernised Silviculture’ is the focus of a free webinar presented by the Forestry Department of Nelson Mandela University on

21st September 2020

New grapple saw with Total Tree Control

GMT Equipment, which is distributed and supported in South Africa by AfrEquip, has introduced a new, versatile grapple saw with

18th September 2020

Fuel-efficient new STIHL chainsaw

The STIHL MS 382 is the enhanced version of the legendary MS 381, until now the top selling chainsaw in

02nd September 2020

MTS Parts turning Ponsse into a powerhouse in SA

Ponsse, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cut-to-length logging equipment, has been working hard to enlarge their footprint in

20th August 2020

Fire – ever-present risk in mulching operations

Unlike most engine compartment fires in traditional mobile yellow machines (which start due to mechanical failure of a hose or

28th July 2020

None but ourselves – Manguzi forestry on the rise

A story about the Manguzi timber growers by forester-at-large, JUSTIN NYAKUDANGA I recently visited Manguzi town on a forestry cruising

20th May 2020

‘Survival’ the key for small-scale growers

SA Forestry journalist-at-large JUSTIN NYAKUDANGA chats to small-scale growers and a transport contractor, to find out how they are doing

20th May 2020

UCL keeps business rolling in the hills of KZN

Business is steaming ahead for UCL in the KZN midlands, providing hope to its shareholders and a continued livelihood to

Husband and wife team Nomthandazo Hlombe and Fisokuhle Ngcobo, NCT’s Tree Farmers of the Year 2021, demonstrate how to establish and build a sustainable tree farming operation in faraway Matimatolo, near Kranskop in the KZN midlands. By Samora Chapman. ...

The largest mangrove reforestation project in Africa has been launched by Mozambique’s Ministry of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries (MIMAIP) in partnership with Blue Forest, a UAE-based mangrove reforestation specialist. Read more saforestryonline.co.za.

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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) in South Africa for 2022 has been set at R23.19 per hour, which translates to R185.52 for an eight-hour day, and R3 710.40 for a month with 20 working days. This represents a 6.9% increase over the 2021 NMW. Can employers afford it? Link in bio... #forestry #labour
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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 ...

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