AfrEquip adds Morbark to its already impressive equipment line-up

AfrEquip (Pty) Ltd is rapidly becoming a pace-setter in forestry mechanisation solutions in southern Africa with the addition of another

SP heads gaining ground in SA and Brazil

SP has signed its largest single order ever – for 30 units of the SP 591 LX G2 harvester heads.

Log Max E6 proves its mettle in KZN

The Log Max E6 harvesting head is proving to be a rugged and reliable piece of equipment that is more

Mechanised pitting machine in the spotlight

Mechanisation of silviculture operations is the next major development phase in the forestry industry. Factors driving this development include safety

Bosbok Ontginning keeps the timber flowing

Bosbok Ontginning has developed a highly successful mechanised harvesting operation in the Mpumalanga highveld with an innovative and disciplined approach

Silviculture of three Millettia tree species from African forests and woodlands

Three timber species from different parts of Africa show that the response of species to tree harvesting and the sites of their active regeneration often provide the guidance to effective silvicultural management...

One-pass biomass harvesting on show

Vryheid-based EnviroMulch and AHWI SA have brought biomass harvesting a step closer with the introduction into the South African market

Log Max E6 shows versatility in eucs and wattle

There has been a lot of interest in the new Log Max E6 harvesting head, which has already been put

Sharing 65 years of forestry wisdom

Robert Gevers established a timber farm in the Vryheid district 65 years ago, and has been running it successfully ever

Taking in-field chipping to a new level

CBI, distributed throughout South Africa by AfrEquip, has introduced the Magnum Force Disc Chipper 754 and the Flail 604 debarker/delimber

Flail debarker salvages drought-damaged wattle

Sappi has imported a Morbark 5500 flail debarker from the United States, and is currently using it to debark drought-damaged

Growing timber for the pole market

Harding Treated Timbers has branded its product to take advantage of a vibrant local and international pole market. The team

Semi-mechanised harvesting systems: best of both

Forestry harvesting practices go hand in hand with various site and tree growing conditions. In southern Mpumalanga, these conditions are

A mechanical boost for wattle industry

The wattle bark production seasons could be extended into the winter months if trials with mechanised debarking prove successful. The

PG Bison: Mule power for low impact thinnings

PG Bison uses specially bred mules to extract thinnings in their southern Cape forests, thus minimising environmental impacts and providing

Motor-manual system works for contractor

Leonard Kheswa obtained his agricultural diploma at the then CWAKA Agricultural College near Empangeni and then joined Sappi Forests as

Harvesting wattle bark the UCL way

Every year in early spring the familiar sight of trucks loaded with wattle bark can be seen winding their way

The role of cattle at Lion Match Forestry

SA Forestry Magazine was invited to visit Lion Match Forestry's beautiful Clifton estate near Lothair in Mpumalanga to meet their

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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