SAF sneak peek

June 28, 2016


Here's a sneak peek of what's in this month's edition of SA Forestry magazine, currently at the printers...

On the cover
The Waratah H290 Harvester Head has been introduced by Bell Equipment as a safe, efficient and cost-effective solution for the debarking and processing of Eucalyptus trees for the treated pole market.

Inside out
• Sappi has found a way to maximize the benefits of mulching at their Zululand plantations. Chris Chapman reports.
• Dave Dobson discusses lessons learnt from court cases involving fire incidents and damages claims.
• Steven Mwihomeke, a lecturer at the university of Venda, reveals some interesting info on agro-forestry.
• Ryno Joubert, a school teacher by profession who has a strong interest in the natural forests of the southern Cape, counters the popular view that agriculture and forestry have extensively cleared natural forest for their own land uses.

All this and much more in the latest edition. Subscribe here!

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