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The Institute for Commercial Forestry Research

The Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) is located on the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. We conduct applied research into sustainable industrial wood plantation management in Southern Africa. 

Active research work occurs in the areas of tree improvement, working with various wattle and eucalypt species, and adapting silviculture to ensure sustainable production in the face of current biotic and abiotic risks confronting the industry.

The ICFR undertakes project based research with support from both private- and public-sector funders through research agreements with various funding consortia.  Our private sector funding includes, but is not confined to, Forestry South Africa and several of its members. 

We strive to provide relevant, timeous and cost-effective solutions based on good science. 

More details on the ICFR can be found on our website (www.icfr.ukzn.ac.za).  Please feel free to make contact and discuss any research needs you feel we might serve.



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