21st February 2024

New generation contractor makes his mark

At just 30-years-old, Sabelo Sithole is at the forefront of a new generation of forestry contractors servicing Mondi South Africa.

10th January 2024

Can Safcol save Pietermaritzburg’s plantations?

The forests that surround Pietermaritzburg should be – could be – one of the city’s finest assets. If well managed

24th November 2023

More support for emerging contractors required

Emerging forestry contractors in South Africa are in urgent need of support in order for them to make a go

27th August 2023

NCT’s small scale tree farmer of the year

Sydney Qedumona Hlanguza from the Umvoti tribal area has been nominated by the NCT Forestry team as their Small Scale

26th August 2023

Conserving soil health for future generations

Terry and Belinda Wolhuter of 92 Farming (Pty) Ltd are NCT’s Commercial Tree Farmers of the Year for 2023. Terry

30th June 2023

Red flag over deteriorating health of forest soils

Planting the same tree species over successive rotations carries a high risk of deteriorating soil health, say FABI researchers …

31st May 2023

New Waratah heads built to work in Africa

Waratah has released its new generation 200 and 400 series harvester heads that are well suited for African conditions and

11th January 2023

SA-built tracked mulcher ideal for under-canopy work

A home-grown, South African-built tracked mulcher is the latest machine to roll off the factory floor at Wuhlf Equipment, the

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


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

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