Fire: What do we do now? Firefighters pondering their next move.


The forester's words when a fire call wakes him at midnight are unprintable, but there is a vocabulary that accurately describes what we do to prevent or fight fire. If it sounds pedantic, it is... Continue Reading

This year the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) is celebrating 70 years of research work that has contributed enormously to the sustainability and competitiveness of the South African forestry sector.


The ICFR's origins date back to 1947 with the establishment... Continue Reading

Natural forests cover around a third of all land on Earth. They are our planet's "lungs", taking in carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas, and storing the carbon while releasing oxygen for all living organisms to live and thrive.

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Technology-based Solutions to Manage Integrated Harvesting and Transport Operations

We are listening to the voice of the customer and slightly realigning our summer school approach:

Inclusion of technology-based solutions - every delegate is issued with a... Continue Reading

This article has been shared by the R & B Timbers group from FAO.

FAO and partners have launched a new knowledge sharing platform on forest and landscape restoration. The open-access platform is the first virtual space to provide access to a comprehensive database of key forest and... Continue Reading

Education about trees starts at home and these fun facts about wood will sure get the kids excited to learn more.

"Say this three times fast: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? This is a super fun tongue twister and leads us to our topic: wood. Wood is an... Continue Reading

Proper land management and creating awareness of desertification may help to save dryland forests from desertification - land inhibited by not only numerous species of animals, but the people who live there, too.

This aritcle is being shared by the R & B Timbers group by... Continue Reading

Get to know all the awe-inspiring facts about timber you need to know in this article by tailormadetimber.

Wood and trees are unbeatable! Just look at some of their key attributes and how we can all benefit from its increased and responsible use. Timber is the ultimate sustainable building... Continue Reading

This article has been shared by The R&B Timbers Group from IOL.

Scientists have made a "large first step" in efforts to tackle ash dieback by identifying the first UK tree with very high tolerance to the disease.

Chalara ash dieback, which... Continue Reading

People depend on forests to live. They filter the water we drink and the air we breathe. Worldwide, 1.6 billion people rely on forests for their livelihoods, including food, clothing, or shelter. Forests are home to nearly half of the world's species, including some of the most endangered birds... Continue Reading