Bell launches pre-owned equipment website

Bell pre-owned equipment can now be shopped online thanks to the launch of a dedicated global website, pre-owned.bellequipment.com, which is

CHEP expands its forestry portfolio in SA

CHEP, one of the world’s leading sustainable logistics businesses, has expanded its forestry portfolio in South Africa to 18 pine

Demand for invasive tree wood boosts SA water security

 Water is at the heart of the removal of invasive alien plant (IAP) species in water-scarce South Africa – and

Like a bolt out of the blue

South Africa receives around 25 million lightning strikes a year, and Piet Retief is the ‘Lightning Capital’ of SA. While

SA researchers push the innovation envelope

​Three South African researchers have made it to the global shortlist of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Awards.

Indigenous trees of Southern Africa (Part 3) – Cape Ash

By Gareth CoombsCape Ash (Ekebergia capensis) is a large semi-deciduous tree that naturally occurs along the entire coast from Cape

Forestry past, present and future

The International Day of Forests 2021 will be celebrated around the world on 19 March. The theme for 2021 is

16.1% minimum wage increase for forestry workers

The National Minimum Wage for farm workers – including forestry workers – has been set at R 21.69 per hour,

John Deere unveils powerful, new bogie skidder

John Deere has expanded its skidder lineup with the release of the new 768L-II Bogie Skidder, a purpose-built machine designed

How to calculate plantation fire damage

So you have had a fire in your plantation and you need to value the extent of the damage in

Timber contractor gears up with Bell

ES Forestry acquires new timber forwarders and a wheeled excavator loader for long term timber extraction contract … Needing to

Historic wine estate unveils new arboretum

Vergelegen, the 321-year-old Somerset West wine estate, has unveiled plans to develop a 54 hectare botanical garden devoted to trees.

Top ranked risks faced by small scale tree farmers

It’s that time of year when we set new challenges for the year ahead. Except this year is different. We

Post-fire de-briefings a vital key to effective fire prevention

A recent investigation undertaken for a forestry client into the occurrence of numerous fires in plantations belonging to the company

Bundle trailers extract 150 tons per shift

This is an extract from an article written by Roger Grafton, that appeared in the first issue of SA Forestry

Indigenous Trees of Southern Africa (Part Two) – Cape Plum

Cape Plum - Harpephyllum caffrum – Anacardiaceae; Wildepruim (Afrikaans); Umgwenya (Xhosa/Zulu) – is an attractive forest tree that thrives in

First PEFC endorsed certification in South Africa

Sustainable forestry in South Africa has received a massive boost with the awarding of the first Sustainable African Forest Assurance

Moveable bridge shortens long haul distance

New Zealand-based forestry company Juken NZ Ltd (JNL) has commissioned two moveable bridges that can be relocated to multiple harvest

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

ICFR lab offers new opportunities for research and innovation

The development of an Analytical Laboratory Service (ALS) Platform at the ICFR has led to a resurgence of laboratory-based forestry

Tracking Red-Listed species in timber production landscapes

By Lize Joubert-van der Merwe, Dept Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University The living spaces of animals are diverse. But

The power of wood keeps growing

Wood grown in South Africa’s plantations is increasingly being used not only in the built environment and to make paper

New offerings boost productivity development in SA

The Stellenbosch University Forest Operation Research and Forest Productivity team recently launched an on-line Time and Productivity Development short course

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

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