‘Survival’ the key for small-scale growers

SA Forestry journalist-at-large JUSTIN NYAKUDANGA chats to small-scale growers and a transport contractor, to find out how they are doing

Forestry events postponed or Zoom-ed

Covid virus lockdown and business disruptions have seen a number of forestry events cancelled, postponed or going ahead as a

Two new heads from Waratah

When it comes to harvester heads, diversity is key. The characteristics of timber varies. Mill requirements vary. Yet the harvester

New book focuses on insect conservation

Stellenbosch University’s Prof Michael Samways has penned a new 600-page book that provides both academic insights and practical guidelines on

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. ‘Severe

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

Weaning the forestry industry from its paraquat reliance

In the last ten years, 153 576 hectares of plantation forest have been damaged by fire. This figure would have

Forest Sector holding up in Covid-19 lockdown

By Chris Chapman How the SA Forestry Sector survives through lockdown and an uncertain future … The Forestry South Africa

Richmond timber gone missing

‘We want our land back, jobs and economic opportunities’ … a case of timber gone missing at Richmond Municipality. By

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The ‘Beast’ gets muddy

World Cancer Day saw one of our national heroes get downright muddy for all the right reasons. Headlining this year’s

R220m upgrade at Sonae Arauco board plant

Wood-based panel manufacturer Sonae Arauco has invested R220 million in upgrading its White River, Mpumalanga facility to include an integrated

New minimum wage: R18.68/hour

The national Minimum Wage for farm workers – including forestry workers – has been increased to R18.68 per hour, which

Chainsaw guru celebrates 42 years' service

There’s nothing that Innocent Sefolo doesn’t know about Husqvarna chainsaws. He has been employed by Husqvarna in Pietermaritzburg for 42

MTO gets behind food gardens initiative

A Community Food Gardens initiative was officially launched in Tsitsikamma by MTO CEO Greg Woodbridge recently, bringing together community members,

Take a walk with 'Humans of the Forests'

PEFC created this cinematic and beautifully crafted short documentary about people who work in certified forests around the world –

Land claim settlement favours landowners

Agri SA is elated about the outcome of the Melmoth land claim case in favour of the landowners. The outcome

FSA updates Environmental Guidelines

Forestry South Africa (FSA) has released the 2019 edition and third revision of the Environmental Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations

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Celebrating all things wood at Knysna Timber Festival 2020

The Knysna Timber Festival will be celebrating its 8th annual showcase of local excellence across the value chain, in the

Predicting the movement of wildfires and prescribed burns

Watch in awe as the US Forest Service executes a massive prescribed burn in Utah’s Fishlake National Forest. The fire

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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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