Tree experts rally to save iconic Cape trees

Tree health experts from around the country are collaborating in efforts to save four iconic native tree species found in

Preventing fires, planting trees & locking up carbon

A partnership between Fogmaker South Africa and the Platbos Conservation Trust is contributing to the reforestation of the unique Platbos

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

Indigenous Trees of Southern Africa (Part One) – White Ironwood

This is the first in a series of articles to be published in SA Forestry Online by DR GARETH COOMBS,

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,

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

Fascinating documentary explores the world's most important forests

Take some time over the long weekend to enjoy this incredible documentary, Forests by Our Planet, which takes the audience

Latest report on the state of the world’s forests

Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according

Assessing the recovery of plantation land after clearfelling

Researchers find encouraging signs that land has the potential to recover towards a natural state after clearfelling a commercial timber

Illegal application of pesticides killing our bees

Colony Collapse Disorder is killing bees in the Northern Hemisphere, but here in South Africa it is illegal use of

Bush clearing initiative benefits cheetahs

Clearing encroaching bush in Namibia to restore a healthy balance between grassland and trees is playing a key role in

Exploitation of tropical forests unsustainable

The International Forum Together Towards Green Supply Chains Forest Products Initiative was held in Shanghai, China, recently. Industry leaders from

Champion Trees in the spotlight

Our number one indigenous Champion Tree in South Africa, the Sagole Baobab (Adansonia digitata), is only 20.5m high, but its

The great bugweed debate: 
To clear or not to clear

Bugweed and Lantana are two of the most problematic alien invasive plants in South Africa. Natives of South America, these

Saving the wild pepper-bark trees

A unique collaboration between conservation organisations, environmentalists, researchers, traditional healers, communities and a prominent forestry company is saving an important

Indigenous forest patches are not biodiversity islands

By Lize Joubert-van der Merwe, NRF Green Economy post-doctoral fellow, Stellenbosch University; Email: lizejoubert@gmail.com The value of indigenous forests is

TIPS ON TREES: How to prune your tree

The second in the series of tree trips by Julian Ortlepp of TreeWorks, brought to you by Husqvarna South Africa.

Greenpop Reforest Fest – win a trip to Overberg!

Buy your tickets to the Greenpop Reforest Fest and win an amazing weekend in the Cape Overberg. What is the

Saving dryland forests from desertification

Two billion people live in the drylands, which cover 41 percent of the world's land area. Far from being bare

Honey harvesting and forest protection in West Timor

New research shows that the annual harvesting of wild honey may be one of the most sustainable and effective governance

Southern Cape forests survive largely unchanged for centuries

Forests are found in areas that receive annual rainfall ranging between 525 mm and 1220 mm. But if you look

The ups and downs of aerial reforestation

Aerial reforestation is a farming technique where trees and other crops are planted by being dropped from an aeroplane. The

Citizen engagement in research to protect fynbos – and forests

By Joey Hulbert Members of the public, or ‘citizen scientists’ are helping researchers from the University of Pretoria to identify

Ecological Networks: saving space for species in production landscapes

By Lize Joubert-van der Merwe This is the first of a series of articles sharing key findings of on-going research

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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