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Eucalyptus camaldulensis in South Africa - past, present, future
10 December, 2019
FABI
Eucalyptus camaldulensis can be seen as an iconic tree of superlatives. It is the eucalypt with the widest native range, and one of the most widely planted eucalypts around the globe. In South Africa, it is the most widespread and the most aggressively invasive eucalypt. read more
Kenya to plant 2 billion tree seedlings by 2022 to increase forest cover
21 November, 2019
Kenya to plant 2 billion tree seedlings by 2022 to increase forest cover
Kisumu - Kenya said on Thursday it has stepped up efforts to foster public-private partnerships to boost ongoing environmental conservation efforts. Kariako Tobiko, environment and forestry cabinet secretary said such move guarantees the success of ongoing environmental conservation initiative. read more
Carlsberg closer to its paper bottles
21 November, 2019
Carlsberg closer to its paper bottles
The Danish beer company, Carlsberg, has revealed two new recyclable prototypes of the sustainably-sourced wood fibre bottle it hopes to eventually bring to market. One version is lined with a thin film of recycled PET plastic to keep beer from seeping out. read more
Treated timber: greener than you think
20 November, 2019
Dolphin Bay
Treated timber is greener than you think. It is the most environmentally friendly material available for construction and infrastructure, as well as the best performer for utility poles. Every aspect of sustainable forestry and timber treatment. read more
Sunshine Seedlings - Acacia mearnsii clones
10 September, 2019
Sunshine Seedlings
With the increasing demand for timbe one should look at the shorter rotation crops like the Eucalyptus and Acaciaspecies. In particular one should be going the clonal route where the site allows it. With the correct site species matching you, as a farmer, can identify and reduce the risks. read more
The Stump That Didn’t Die
13 August, 2019
The stump that didnt die
At some point, a kauri tree fell in a New Zealand forest, and no one noticed. Nor did anyone pay attention when the remnant of its trunk rotted away, leaving behind a stump that's barely even a stump-a chair-size, hollowed-out half cylinder, sticking up from the middle of a hiking trail. read more
Germany's forests on the verge of collapse, experts report
23 July, 2019
Germany's forests on the verge of collapse, experts report
Germany's parched forests are nearing ecological collapse, foresters and researchers warn. More than 1 million established trees have died since 2018 as a result of drought, winter storms and bark beetle plagues. Germany's forests are undoubtedly suffering as a result of climate change. read more
Eyes peeled for the Shot Hole Borer
1 July, 2019
Dolphin Bay Chemicals
Scientists and foresters are keeping their eyes peeled for evidence of the destructive polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) in plantations. The beetle has been spotted on one eucalyptus tree in Sandton and a few roadside wattles in the Southern Cape. read more
Mysterious fungus threatens local trees
21 June, 2019
Mysterious fungus threatens local trees
FRUIT- bearing trees in local orchards as well as indigenous trees face a threat as a fungus which lives in a symbiotic relationship with the Polyphagous Shothole Boerer Beetle is mysteriously spreading through South Africa - it has already been spotted in some avocado trees in backyards. read more
Older Forests Resist Climate Change Better
21 June, 2019
Older Forests Resist Climate Change Better
In life, it seems that younger is always better but there are cases where that is not true. A new study is revealing that older forests can resist climate change better than younger ones. Older is better. The research conducted in eastern North America... read more

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