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On lawns all around the world tiny houses are making an appearance. It’s a movement that has taken the world by storm! Providing an alternative to traditional home ownership, tiny homes are not only cost effective but have less impact on the environment that traditional brick and mortar... Continue Reading

Back in 2016, the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) saw a need to promote a wood culture society. With 1% of the South Africa’s total land area dedicated to forestry and a total investment into the industry annually of R46.7 billion (according to a report released by the South African... Continue Reading

While constructing homes out of wood is the norm in places such as the States and Scandinavia, building a wooden home in South Africa is normally revered as being ambitious, with few craftsmen having the necessary skills and knowledge to bring a home of this nature to life.

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Timber is an interesting, yet unforgiving medium that has a unique appeal in modern architecture. We are seeing the use of wood in a number of South Africa’s exciting architectural projects – be it for cladding, staircases, roofing structures or even entire tree houses.

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Police and Forestry clamped down on illegal wood choppers

The North West Department of Forestry and police clamped down on illegal wood choppers in the Hartbeespoort area on Tuesday, confiscating tons of wood from trees chopped down in protected areas. According to the Kormorant, the illegal... Continue Reading

  Shaun Biggs with the specially designed tray loaded with Ellepots.

We've all seen those little plastic seedling inserts scattered around planting sites and nurseries, or the piles of polystyrene and plastic trays that are used to transport seedlings and cuttings to... Continue Reading

Master the art of pruning your trees using this simple guide by SA Forestry Online.


Making the cut just in front of the branch collar.


The second in the series of tree trips by Julian Ortlepp of TreeWorks, brought to you by Husqvarna South Africa... Continue Reading

Horse logging is an age-old tradition long since replaced by machines in modern forestry operations, but this low-impact and environmentally friendly method still exists in some parts of the world and will always be remembered as part of forestry history. Here... Continue Reading

South African Forestry Company Ltd (Safcol), in collaboration with key government stakeholders, has launched an exciting initiative aimed at raising the profile of forestry as a strategic resource that has the potential to deliver solutions to many of the country's biggest challenges.


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Wood Waste Turned into Mulch Proves To Be Adding Value


African Biomass Company (ABC) founder Willem van der Merwe is passionate about the environment and has built a business around turning wood waste into mulch (which is fed back into the soil), or chips for energy.

Willem... Continue Reading