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Fungal genomes reveal wood-rotting secrets
27 June, 2014
The Scientist
Many of you might be familiar with the brown rot and white rot fungi of wood, some of which being referred to as 'bracket' fungi based on their fruiting bodies on stumps and logs. Below a summary and a link to the full story from The Scientist of how the genome sequences of these fungi are revealing wood-rotting secrets. read more
Tree Improvement in Eucalyptus nitens - what have we learnt?
23 June, 2014
ICFR
Invitation to ICFR/SAIF Occasional Seminar: Tree Improvement in Eucalyptus nitens - what have we learnt? read more
The effect of fungal pathogens on the water and carbon economy of trees
20 June, 2014
New Phytologist
A very good, recent review paper by a research group in Sweden with whom several FABIANs collaborate and have close links. Altough quite technical at places, the paper provides new insights into this topic, that I think will be equally interesting for foresters, tree breeders and those of us working on the pests and disease side. read more
3,200 Year Old Tree
17 June, 2014
Not every tree has a nickname, but 'The President' has earned it. This giant sequoia standsat 247 feet tall, and is estimated to be over 3,200 years old. Imagine, this tree was already 1200 years old when Jesus walked the earth. read more
Decoding of Eucalyptus tree genome unlocks new possibilities for renewable fibre, fuel and biomaterials
12 June, 2014
University of Pretoria
Decoding of Eucalyptus tree genome unlocks new possibilities for renewable fibre, fuel and biomaterials - Better and more wood, fibre and cellulose - and possibly even future jet fuel! read more
Tree Protection Newsletter - May 2014
10 June, 2014
FABI
with news about the recent TPCP annual meetings in FABI, biological control and new pests and diseases attacking forestry crops in South Africa. read more
New Disease of Black Wattle
2 June, 2014
FABI
Earlier this year a new disease of Acacia mearnsii (black wattle) was reported to the TPCP by farmers in the KZN Midlands.  This disease causes significant damage to trees and work is underway, by the TPCP, ICFR and NCT to find solutions for the management of the problem.  read more

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