Understanding the circular economy

What is the circular economy? It’s a closed loop of taking, making and re-using – as opposed to a linear

Conservation and forestry

The NCT Tree Farmer of the Year is awarded annually to tree farming operations that display excellence in sustainable plantation

Short-term protection from sapstain and mould

Sap staining fungi and mould are a costly problem in the wood processing industry. Left untreated, freshly cut wood is

Illegally treated timber seized

Arch Wood Protection South Africa has praised the National Regulator for Compulsory Specification (NRCS) for seizing R1 million worth of

High profile delegation visits Sappi Saiccor Vulindlela expansion project

The Sappi Saiccor mill situated in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal hosted a high-level delegation from the office of the outgoing MEC for

A new process for preserving lumber

A new lumber preserving process being developed by Georgia Tech researchers could offer advantages over pressure treating... Pressure treating, which

Timber industry offers help to house Covid refugees

Sawmilling South Africa (SSA) and the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) have offered the South African Government their

Highlands Sawmill prospers with Wood-Mizer

The road to Harding in KwaZulu-Natal passes through some of the most scenic landscapes in South Africa. Green pastures and

Building a sawmilling business in Zimbabwe

Richard Saziya’s successful sawmilling businesses in Zimbabwe rely on Wood-Mizer sawmills to trade profitably, rebuild communities, restore roads, preserve forests

Wood-Mizer resaw gives pallet manufacturer the edge

South Africa’s Northern Cape province is the driest area in the country with an average rainfall of only 202 mm.

Wood-Mizer's TITAN Hybrid range

The TITAN Hybrid range bridges the gap between narrow band and wide band technologies in the small to medium sized

Wood-Mizer LX450 twin rail sawmill boosts productivity

Mitrek Sawmill, owned by Peet Groenewald, is located in White River, Mpumalanga. The mill cuts mainly pallet components for the

Automated edgers boost sawmill productivity

Wood-Mizer Titan’s range of automated edgers matches affordability to high processing speeds, maximum output and recovery that give maximum returns

Sawmillers facing challenging future

South Africa is now officially in recession. Sawmilling is driven primarily by the construction industry, so if the construction sector

Understanding wood preservation

Wood preservation can be categorised into two types; primary (industrial) and secondary (DIY). Primary wood preservation involves an industrial process

Notes from the Sawmilling SA AGM

Sawmilling South Africa’s 9th AGM was held at SAFCA House in Johannesburg in June, on the same day that wildfires

NCT’s small-scale growers visit Richards Bay Woodchips mill

NCT’s Richards Bay Woodchips hosted a field day for small-scale growers from the Zululand region, as the mill gears up

R & B Group steps up a level in treated pole business

The recent acquisition of the Masonite Plantations by the R & B Group has boosted this family-owned business’ raw material

Wood-Mizer TITAN wideband sawmilling product range announced

Wood-Mizer Holdings is proud to announce that it has acquired the wideband sawmill equipment range of South Africa-based Multisaw, which

Green energy innovations at MTO

MTO Forestry has embarked on exciting renewable energy projects that will bring benefits for the company, its partners – and

Forestry the backbone of development in rural KZN

Forestry, farming, eco-tourism, sawmilling, training … The pioneering Umgano Community Initiative, built on a solid foundation of forestry, has progressed

Masonite mill set for revamp

It’s the start of a new era at the Masonite mill as the new owners set out to modernise production

New LX100 sawmill for heavy use released

The LX100 is the first in a new line of Wood-Mizer sawmills, completely redesigned from the ground up based on

Shareholders, Creditors approve Masonite sale

The Creditors and Shareholders of Masonite Africa Ltd have agreed to the sale of the company’s forestry assets as well

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 ...

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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