29th March 2022

Massive potential for drones in forestry

From data collection on the health of trees to monitoring plantation, road and river crossing conditions on the ground or

15th February 2022

Personal aerial electric vehicle in the forest

It was always going to be a matter of time before drone technology was adapted by innovative engineers to carry

16th December 2020

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

20th October 2020

The Treemes story

“If you can’t measure something, then you can’t understand it, control it nor improve it” – Dr H.J. Harrington Mensuration:

04th December 2018

Forest Operations Productivity Initiative

Using good data to support your forest operations www.forestproductivity.co.za Stellenbosch University in conjunction with the South African Forest industry has

19th October 2018

Precision planting the first step to autonomous, integrated operations

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

19th October 2018

Drones vs pests and diseases

Disease identification technology and database launched precision agriculture event... Cape Town start-up, Aerobotics, provides farmers around the world with world-leading

23rd May 2017

Precision Forestry in focus

The on-going series of International Precision Forestry symposia presented by Stellenbosch University every fourth year has become a recognised forum

13th September 2013

From points to products – business benefits from lidar using ArcGIS

Mondi recently acquired an airborne lidar dataset covering 27 000ha in the Melmoth area close to Richards Bay. Being a

04th September 2013

The drone is flying at Chikweti Forests, Mozambique

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it Superman? No, it's a camera with wings powered by a

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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