Solutions for thinnings

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

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

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

SNOW WARNING!

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

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

Paraquat or not?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silviculture webinar coming up

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

Two new heads from Waratah

When it comes to harvester heads, diversity is key. The characteristics of timber varies. Mill requirements vary. Yet the harvester

Managing white grub for forestry

White grubs are beneficial to soil health on the one hand, but on the other they can damage or kill

Bell mulcher developed for SA conditions

Bell Equipment has developed a mulcher which meets the needs of the forestry industry and has been specially designed for

AfrEquip celebrates 15 years in business

AfrEquip was established in South Africa in 2005 by Allen Rutherfoord in partnership with Latin Equipment, a leading South American

Forest Sector holding up in Covid-19 lockdown

By Chris Chapman How the SA Forestry Sector survives through lockdown and an uncertain future … The Forestry South Africa

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.

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