Prime plantation farm on auction

PRIME PLANTATION FARM – 4 300 HA – BARBERTON AREA ON AUCTION... VANS MPUMALANGA AUCTIONEERS will auction four farm portions

York funds research in timber structural engineering innovation

PRETORIA – Forestry company York Timbers, the largest solid wood processor in South Africa, has signed a funding agreement 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

Ramping up the planting of endangered pepper-bark trees

To help celebrate Arbor Week as well as the arrival of spring, Sappi, in conjunction with the SANPARKS Skukuza Nursery,

Husqvarna Heroes video featuring ‘Beast’ Mtawarira

Husqvarna has partnered with Sharks and Springbok rugby icon Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira to spice up their brand image. The ‘Beast’,

A long and winding road - NTE Centenary

A brief history of NTE from the pioneering days to the present … NTE Company (Pty) Ltd is celebrating its

FSC certification breakthrough for small-scale growers

While most of South Africa was still living and working under Level 3 lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping

Download the latest SA Forestry magazine

Download SA forestry magazine July edition for free and read Chris Chapman's editorial for all the highlights of the 'comeback'

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

New leadership at Sappi Forests

Sappi Southern Africa has announced the appointment of Duane Roothman as Vice President Sappi Forests. He takes over this position

Vital mangrove forests under threat

Mangroves are disappearing at an alarming rate, with conservationists across the world striving to save them from local extinction. These

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

SAFAS – Making forest certification effective for all scales of forestry

By Steven Germishuizen, Craig Norris and David Everard SAFAS (Sustainable African Forest Assurance Scheme) has taken great strides during this

Blue Sky Awards call for submissions

The deadline for entries in the local leg of the Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award is Monday 24th August.

Bee-aware and always read the label

The dramatic decline in bee populations worldwide is a looming global catastrophe, with recent studies suggesting almost 90% of the

Forestry Support Programme reduces fire risks and creates jobs

Working on Fire (WoF) and the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) have launched a support programme to improve

Used oil pollution threat

Contaminated oil is dripping into agricultural land across South Africa, contaminating groundwater and rivers as a result of old-fashioned farming

Forestry students coping with Covid

There is no doubt that this pandemic stretched our limits in many ways. Even though forestry is considered essential services,

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

Useful tips for a safer fire season

By Jaap Steenkamp, CEO of the SA Forestry Contractors Association The fire season for the 2020 summer rainfall area is

New pro saw chain from Husqvarna

The X-Cut C85 is a new product offering from Husqvarna, a premium saw chain designed for full-time forestry professionals. Husqvarna

Tackling S. Cape alien invasion with drones

“During the past four decades, the southern and northern slopes, as well as the mountain tops of the Outeniqua Mountains

Wetlands, streams and the law

Environmental authorisation required for any vegetation clearing, building or crop disturbance near wetlands or streams... Clearing of indigenous vegetation, or

Much more than trees

South Africa is home to 1.2 million hectares of sustainably managed commercial timber plantations which provide the raw material for

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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