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2014 : March

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The Tree Trunk
19 March, 2014
The Tree Trunk
One tree, four years of work and an indescribable amount of talent, this is what it took to create this incredible masterpiece... read more
Invitation: ICFR Occasional Seminar
19 March, 2014
Please note there has been a change to our planned Occasional Seminar for this month. We are very pleased to announce that the speaker for the next Seminar will be Prof Mathieu Rouget, who holds the DST-NRF Sarchi Chair in Land Use Planning and Management at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. read more
New Eucalyptus Pest discovered in Pretoria
10 March, 2014
TPCP
Another insect feeding on Eucalyptus species was recently detected by Prof. Stefan Neser in Pretoria. The identity of this insect must still be confirmed, but it is expected to be in the genus Spondyliaspis (shell lerp psyllids). read more
How cyclone damage on trees is aggravated by insect pests
10 March, 2014
One of our PhD students, James Mehl, forwarded this interesting story that illustrates how climatic events and pests (and for that matter pathogens) can combine forces against our forests and plantations.  read more
Guidelines regarding use of Paraquat
4 March, 2014
Forestry South Africa
Safety, health, environment and quality - use of Paraquat guide read more
2nd Announcement: 6th Forest Science Symposium
4 March, 2014
ICFR
Registration and call for abstracts read more
Approval granted by FSC for certificate holders to use Paraquat in Autumn 2014
3 March, 2014
FSC
The FSC Pesticides Committee has granted FSC certificate holders in SA approval to use Paraquat on a one time basis on slopes greater than 20% under certain conditions and ONLY for the period March and April 2014. read more

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