Shot Hole Borer Projects Launched In Forests Of The Southern Cape

During the past week, Prof. Wilhelm de Beer of FABI and Prof. Francois Roets from Stellenbosch University, visited the southern Cape to launch two research projects on the impact of the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) on native trees in the area. It was discovered last year that the beetle and its fungus infest native trees in the gardens of George […]

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Highlands Sawmill prospers with Wood-Mizer

A Wood-Mizer MP360 Planer Moulder combine forces with two Wood-Mizer sawmilling lines at Highlands Sawmill in KwaZulu-Natal to drive profitability even further. The road to Harding in KwaZulu-Natal where Highlands Sawmill is located, passes through some of the most scenic landscapes in South Africa. Green pastures and plantations are framed by the Ingeli and Drakensberg […]

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Focus on Forestry 2019

Intro Registrations are now open for Focus on Forestry 2019, being held at the Ingwenyama Resort, situated between Nelspruit and Mbombela (White River), taking place from 10 to 12 April 2019. Focus on Forestry is organised by CMO, Nelson Mandela University and Forestry South Africa. As per tradition, Focus is concentrated on forest managers and contractors, although […]

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World’s most comfortable shoe now made from South African tree fibres

Allbirds, the footwear-maker of choice among tech workers in Silicon Valley and self-proclaimed makers of the world’s most comfortable shoe, turned to South Africa for its latest product. The $95 (roughly R1,100) Tree Runners were released by Allbirds on Thursday. It uses eucalyptus fibres sourced from South African farms to create a “light and breezy” running […]

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FABI celebrates 20 years of research excellence

The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) turns 20 in 2018.     Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey welcomed the audience of FABI staff, students, alumni and a host of international researchers and academics who accepted the invitation to celebrate FABI’s milestone. Former UP Vice-Chancellor and […]

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Forestry South Africa holds annual regional meetings

Forestry South Africa has announced dates for their Annual Regional Meeting for the Zululand and Northern KwaZulu-Natal regions.                ZULULAND GROUP WEDNESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2018 11:00 KWAMBONAMBI CLUB   NORTHERN KWAZULU-NATAL THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2018 10:00 KAMBULA FARMERS HALL Both large (corporate), medium and small-scale growers are welcome to attend these meetings which not only […]

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Update: Mosselbay fires cause havoc

The fire that is raging in the Mosselbay area is nowhere near under control and efforts to bring it under control are being hampered by the limited availability of water. Reports are coming in the the Mosselbay Airport where both fixed wing and helicopter bombers fill up between bombings, has run out of water. Strong […]

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Breaking News: Another major fire hits the southern Cape

Another major and potentially devastating fire was reported in the southern Cape. This time in the Haelkraal area, 40km north of Mossel Bay, off the road that goes to Robinson Pass and Oudtshoorn. It is unclear at this stage how or where the fire started. The fire reached the Cape Pine / Geelhoutvlei Timbers pine […]

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Global Timber Conference set to kick off in Borneo

Borneo, the third largest island in the world is known for its dense rainforest; has been selected as the host venue for the 2nd edition of Global Timber Conference (GTC 2017) from 6 – 8 November 2017 at Pullman Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Organized by Confexhub with the strong support from Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation […]

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Nelson Mandela Forestry students excel in Russia

Nelson Mandela University Forestry students Zamadlamini Dlamini and Tertius Venter were chosen by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to attend the 14th International Junior Forest Contest 2017 which took place from 3 – 8 September 2017 in Russia (Moscow). Both students were highly commended for their work and received Merit Diplomas and […]

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