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Commercial timber plantations under threat from illegal settlers
25 April, 2017
News day
CHIMANIMANI - this semi-tropical region of Zimbabwe - which has large tracts of beautiful, evergreen landscapes - has some of the country's biggest commercial timber plantations that sit perfectly on its mountainous terrain and blend well with the flora and fauna of all types... read more
Daniel Silke - how to survive junk
19 April, 2017
Dolphin Bay Chemicals
Businesses will survive junk status, and will even continue to thrive, if they carry on innovating and providing outstanding services and products. However, they will need to streamline further, doing more with fewer workers, using automation and even moving into the era of artificial intelligence. read more
‘Forestry’s’ Procedural Mesh System Offers Unique VR Crafting & Destruction
11 April, 2017
Road Tovr
Procedural mesh destruction and construction underpins Decoder VR's first title, Forestry, which just launched on Steam. Built for Vive, Rift and PSVR, the game's fully destructible world presents a vast forest for the player to cut to pieces, which can then be used to create new objects. read more
19th Commonwealth forestry meet concludes
11 April, 2017
The Tribune
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education Director-General Dr SC Gairola has described the 19th Commonwealth Conference that concluded today as a great learning experience for better understanding of global expectations from the world's forests. read more
DEADLINE for Abstract submissions: 7th Forest Science Symposium
5 April, 2017
ICFR
The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the Symposium is fast approaching - and we have already had a good response from delegates in South Africa as well as from our neighboring African countries. Please note that the closing date for submission is Friday 28 April 2017... read more
Good times for SA forestry
30 March, 2017
safire insurance
The local forestry industry has increased its roundwood production despite an almost 20% decrease in total forestry plantation area since 1998. In 2015, SA's total annual roundwood production was approximately 18 million cubic metres (15.3 million tons) from 1.2 million hectares... read more
Planting restrictions cause timber shortage
24 March, 2017
Business day
The government's stringent restrictions on the issuing of forestry and planting permits has led to a timber shortage. About 70% of the sawn timber in SA is used for construction purposes. The rest is used in the furniture sector, the joinery sector and the packaging sector... read more
Horticultural & Agricultural Skills Training Courses - Protea Agricultural Training Centre
23 March, 2017
Protea
Horticultural & Agricultural Skills Training, Year programme 2017 read more
The ins and outs of forestry explained on new website
22 March, 2017
Forestry South Africa
The United Nations International Day of Forests on 21 March 2017 was marked by Forestry South Africa with the launch of an information and illustration-rich website, ‘Forestry Explained'. The International Day of Forests is about celebrating all forests, indigenous and commercial. read more
Commercial forests are full of untapped energy
20 March, 2017
ICFPA
The theme of the 2017 United Nations International Day of Forests is Forests and Energy. The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry, which plays an important role in contributing to the production... read more

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