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Botrytis eucalypti, a novel species isolated from diseased Eucalyptus seedlings in South China
10 November, 2016
myological
Eucalyptus has become a preferred species for the production of industrial products and also for the protection of natural forests in South China. Many diseases affect these trees, both on plantations and in nurseries. read more
Integrated poaching strategy outlined for SADC region
31 October, 2016
sadc
Johannesburg - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is implementing a strategy to strengthen its fight against poaching and the illegal trade in flora and fauna, with law enforcement being a major factor in the battle. read more
Forest benefits singled out in Climate Change report
24 October, 2016
scoop
We need to work together on climate change and farming, says Environment Commissioner. New Zealanders must work together and start tackling the complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture, says Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. read more
Extinct trees found in the queen's royal garden aren't so extinct
13 October, 2016
GIZMODO
During a recent survey of trees in the Queen's garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, botanists were shocked to discover the presence of two elms thought to be extinct for nearly a half century. The two trees belong to a species known as the Wentworth elm... read more
Six recently recorded Australian insects associated with Eucalyptus in South Africa
11 October, 2016
BioOne
The increased movement of goods and pathways to transport these goods around the world, combined with the homogenisation of cultivated areas has resulted in an increase in insect movement and establishment. read more
Botrytis eucalypti, a novel species isolated from diseased Eucalyptus seedlings in South China
11 October, 2016
Mycological
Eucalyptus has become a preferred species for the production of industrial products and also for the protection of natural forests in South China. Many diseases affect these trees, both on plantations and in nurseries. One such disease in Eucalyptus nurseries is grey mould caused by a species of Botrytis. read more
Why IUFRO really matters to tropical forestry research
11 October, 2016
Fabi
I took on the presidency of the International Union of Forestry Research Organisations (IUFRO), in October 2014, having the honor to follow in the footsteps of some great leaders in forestry research. In my acceptance speech, I committed to promoting a number of key goals. read more
Precipitation, not air temperature, drives functional responses of trees in semi-arid ecosystems
9 October, 2016
FABI
Model scenarios of climate change predict that warming & drought will occur simultaneously in the future in many regions. The capacity of woody species to modify their physiology & morphology in response to environmental conditions is widely recognized, but little is known about the responses of trees... read more
Securing African forests for future drier climates
5 October, 2016
FABI
Increasing incidences of drought-induced tree mortality are being recorded worldwide, including Africa. African forests cover a significant proportion of the continent, which implies that African forest sustainability is threatened from a climate-change perspective.  read more
ICFR Wattle Field Day - Central Region, 25 October 2016
5 October, 2016
ICFR
This is an invitation to the next ICFR field day of 2016, in the Central Region, which will have a wattle focus and will be held at Ignite Charcoal factory and Tamboekiesbult farm, near Paulpietersburg, on Tuesday 25 October read more
China Eucalyptus Research Centre leader visits FABI
5 October, 2016
FABI
The head of the pathology programme of the China Eucalyptus Research Centre (CERC), Dr ShuaiFei Chenvisited FABI in September. read more
Ecology & population structure of a tree wound-infecting fungus in a native SA forest environment
5 October, 2016
FABI
Ceratocystis tsitsikammensis was first isolated from bark harvesting wounds on two indigenous tree species in the Afromontane forests of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Inoculation studies indicated that it is a potential pathogen of nativeRapanea melanophloeos trees. read more
Neotypification of Dothistroma septosporum & epitypification of D. pini, causal agents of Dothistroma needle blight of pine
5 October, 2016
FABI
Dothistroma needle blight (DNB) is one of the most devastating needle diseases on Pinus spp. worldwide. Ever since the description of the causal agent of the disease in Europe in 1911 as Cytosporina septospora, & independently in the USA in 1941 as Dothistroma pini, there has been... read more
Egyptian Researchers Use Sewage Water To Grow Forests In The Desert
3 October, 2016
Wonderful
Africa is hit hard by desertification and each year more fertile land is claimed by the desert. The only way to counter this problem is to plant more forests. However, lack of clean water for the proper growth and nourishment of trees is another issue in the region. read more

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