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How to get good quality timber
16 October, 2017
 good quality timber
The number of pieces you need for roofing a two-bedroom house will depend on the house's roof, design as well as the size. A hipped roof will, for example, take more pieces of timber compared to a gabble roof. Even with a two-bedroom house, you will need different sizes of timber... read more
How to grow Eucalyptus for timber and poles
16 October, 2017
How to grow Eucalyptus for timber and poles
The two species that grow well in hotter, drier areas are eucalyptus camaldulensis and eucalyptus tereticornis. Growing Eucalyptus well is not easy and requires careful cultural practices, especially the use of improved seeds, intensive land preparation and thorough weeding (both pre and post-planting). read more
DTI: Forestry and agro-processing sectors are key to growing the economy
13 October, 2017
Business report
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulenani Magwanishe says the agro-processing and forestry sectors are key in growing the economy and create sustainable jobs especially in the rural areas. Magwanishe was speaking at the Forestry Industrialisation Summit... read more
Dates set for WoodEX for Africa 2018
13 October, 2017
WoodEx
WoodEX for Africa is a timber-focussed trade exhibition hosted biennially and offers a unique business and networking platform to connect, unify and grow the African timber, tooling and machinery markets. As a key event on the timber and timber-related industry's calendar... read more
Call for Proposals to Develop a Virtual Reality App for Training Chainsaw Operators in the SA Forest Sector
4 October, 2017
FSA
The South African Forests sector through the premier industry association of timber growers, Forestry South Africa (FSA) is leading a Project that seeks to develop and test the effectiveness of a virtual & augmented reality, motion sensing chainsaw operator training application. read more
Appeal Court Judgement on Just and Equitable Compensation
4 October, 2017
AgriSA
Agri SA welcomes appeal court judgement on just and equitable compensation read more
Public Hearings on National Forests Amendment Act
4 October, 2017
Although the extension has been specifically granted to solicit comments on the Amendment Bill from "communities in forested areas across the country", we feel that it would be beneficial for our members, particularly small-scale growers, to attend the hearings being planned in their respective areas. read more
5th Annual Conference: Timberlands, Forest Products and Wood Fiber Issues in Western North America in 2018
3 October, 2017
Wood resources international
We are proud to announce the 5th Annual Conference organized by Wood Resources International and the Western Forestry and Conservation Association on January 25, 2018 titled: "Mapping the Course - Timberlands, Forest Products Processing and Energy Issues for 2018" read more
Commenting period on the SAFAS forestry standard closes today - 28th of September 2017
28 September, 2017
SAFAS
The period for commenting on the SAFAS forestry standard closes on the 28th of September 2017.  The SAFAS working group have a workshop on the 2nd of October 2017 to agree on the final standard to be taken into testing on the 3rd and 4th of October where the indicators will be tested for impact, clarity and auditability. read more
#G0PINK with Husqvarna – and win an automower
27 September, 2017
Husqvarna
One of the world's leading producers of forest, park and garden products - Husqvarna - has teamed up with South African charity PinkDrive to highlight awareness and raise funds during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Husqvarna will #goPink for the campaign. read more

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