07th January 2022

Ellepot propagation system gaining ground in SA

The Ellepot propagation system is designed to grow seedlings or clones in paper pots and to get them from nursery

20th November 2020

TWK Agri and Sunshine Seedlings join forces

Sunshine Seedlings Services (SSS) has partnered with TWK Agri, one of South Africa’s leading agricultural service providers. TWK Agri acquired

29th January 2019

All systems go for Focus 2019

It’s all systems go for Focus on Forestry 2019, being held at the Ingwenyama Resort, near Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, from 10

10th October 2018

Sunshine innovation and rust and frost tolerant wattle clones

A passion for the environment has prompted the management of Sunshine Seedling Services to seek solutions based on renewable energy,

08th January 2018

Lessons from the makeshift nurseries of yesteryear

When the forestry industry started to diversify into eucalypts back in the 1960s, many of us found ourselves in unknown

14th December 2017

The future of tree breeding at Sappi

A rapid shift from planting pure species to more productive, better adapted and more pest and disease resistant hybrids is

24th November 2017

Introducing biodegradable paper pots to SA

We’ve all seen those little plastic seedling inserts scattered around planting sites and nurseries, or the piles of polystyrene and

12th January 2015

Confidence in the future of forestry

Northern Natal Seedlings is a family-owned business supplying forestry and vegetable seedlings to farmers and market gardeners across the country.

06th May 2013

Tree Seed Working Group re-focuses and re-brands

Over a million hectares of pine, eucalypt and wattle trees are growing in plantations across South Africa. The majority of

05th November 2012

Sunshine Seedlings doubles clone production

The growing demand for high productivity, disease tolerant clones among forestry companies has prompted Sunshine Seedlings to double their output

31st August 2010

How to build a good holding nursery

Holding nurseries are basic structures designed to hold seedling trays on site so planting contractors or farmers can draw from

30th June 2010

Keeping seedlings healthy between nursery and field

Caring for your seedlings pays dividends. A lot of work goes into ensuring they are strong and healthy and have

30th April 2010

Useful tips from your nursery

Nurserymen producing seedlings or transplants of any kind want to send the best possible seedlings to the field. However, in

28th February 2010

SGASA certification scheme simplified

The Seedling Growers Association of South Africa's (SGASA) certification scheme is based on the Australian Nursery scheme and was fine-tuned

31st December 2009

Buy timber seedlings from a certified nursery

The Seedling Growers Association of South Africa (SGASA) was formed in the late 1980s when containerised plant production was the

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.

📸 Lake St Lucia, Chris Chapman.
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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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