Virtual Reality – the future of chainsaw training

Trainee chainsaw operators will soon be able to use a virtual reality (VR) application to test their theoretical knowledge and

Small-scale wattle farmer maximises productivity

The NCT Tree Farmer of the Year is an award that was initiated in 2000 to recognise NCT members who

NCT’s Commercial Tree Farmer of the Year 2019

The NCT Tree Farmer of the Year is an award that was initiated in 2000 to recognise NCT members who

KRC Farming planning 25 years ahead

Visiting the KRC farm in Mpumalanga, a few kms from Iswepe, one is immediately struck by the well kept fields,

Technology takes forestry 
to the next level

Use technology to work smart, improve productivity, health and safety, and take the donkey work out of those repetitive, mindless

Big Tigercat wheeled harvester on the prowl

If you spot a large, unfamiliar looking wheeled machine effortlessly cutting timber in South Africa’s forests, you’re not seeing things.

Tigercat 1185 Harvester in action

Check out the new Tigercat 1185 wheeled harvester in action in Richmond, KZN. It's the first harvester of it's kind

The missing link in mechanised harvesting

The missing link in traditional steep slope harvesting systems has been the mechanized felling of trees on steep slopes. This

Remembering the good old days

If REMINISCENCE is a sign of old age, there must be a lot of old codgers in the forestry industry.

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

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

Precision planting the first step to autonomous, integrated operations

By Jaap Steenkamp In the past, foresters were typically rough, bearded, axe-wielding men. But today they need to be

Tree size the biggest driver of harvesting costs

By Andrew McEwan I often ask people during harvesting training and consulting what they think is the most important

Woman wins Top Small-Scale Tree Farmer award

When mother of two Maureen Buyisile Mdunge’s husband passed away in 2006, she stepped into his shoes and took over

Timber, poles and people

NCT’s top commercial farmer gets it right Farming can be a stressful business, and farmers in SA face many challenges

Harvesting a virtual forest

FSA, in collaboration with industry partners, is busy developing a ‘virtual reality’ application that gives trainee chainsaw operators a chance

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

Seeing off the threats to our forestry businesses

SA Forestry magazine editor, Chris Chapman reports on the recent FSA Annual General Meeting... The debate around expropriation of land

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

Optimising interaction between silviculture and harvesting systems

By Simon Ackerman and Sally Upfold The footprint of plantation forestry has changed significantly over recent years, with an increase

‘Protection’ forestry in Switzerland

CMO was recently commissioned by the Valais canton in Switzerland to conduct an investigation into their harvesting costs and to

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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