AFRICA’S MOST TRUSTED SUPPLIER
OF TREATED WOODEN POLES
AFRICA’S MOST TRUSTED
SUPPLIER OF TREATED
WOODEN POLES

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The idea of planting a 'Great Green Wall' of trees across the African continent to combat desertification was perhaps too ambitious. The proposed wall would span 11 countries, 8 000 kilometers, from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east, creating jobs and reducing the impact of climate... Continue Reading

One of the companies that invested in forestry in Mozambique and horticulture in Tanzania is the AIM Listed, Obtala Ltd. In 2011, Obtala invested in Tanzania, and now has more than 1,700 hectares in Morogoro, about 200 kilometres west of Dar es Salaam. The cultivation company produces sweet... 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

The annual Agriculture and Forestry Expo (AGFO) 2017 takes place at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River, Mpumalanga, from 14 to 16 September 2017.

The AGFO Expo, the preferred trade platform for the agriculture and forestry sectors, proved extremely successful last year and, with... Continue Reading

Utility poles are a common feature of our everyday landscape. They support the wires that bring electricity from the power company to our homes and enable our growing network of telephones, televisions, and computers. Though wires are often buried underground in new developments, there are still... Continue Reading

Wood preservation can be categorised into two types; primary (industrial) and secondary (DIY). Primary wood preservation involves an industrial process whereby wood is impregnated with an industrial biocide-containing wood preservative to render the timber durable and resistant to biological attack... Continue Reading

Some of the key role players in developing Umgano Devco and its subsidiaries for the benefit of the Mabandla community are (from left): David Wigley (sawmill manager at Umgano Timbers), Zweli Baleni (CEO of Umgano Devco), Jeanette Clarke (social specialist at... Continue Reading
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 started ABC in Worcester, Western Cape, in 2004, offering a one-stop service... Continue Reading

Thatching Poles are used to support and hold together a thatched roof, usually consisting of dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes or heather. World Hardwood has gathered online sources, to showcase and present different styles of thatching that can be placed over thatching... Continue Reading

DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS IN AFRICA WILL HELP BOOST ITS ECONOMY

Humanity has long appreciated forests for the energy, food, and medicine they provide, and as a source of wood products for construction and other purposes. But the role of forests in supporting agriculture,... Continue Reading

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