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What is Creosote?

Creosote is a wood preservative used for commercial purposes only; it has no registered residential uses. Creosote is obtained from high temperature distillation of coal tar (itself a mixture of hundreds of organic substances). Read more here.

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Sustainable forest management (SFM) is the management of forests according to the principles of sustainable development. Sustainable forest management uses very broad social, economic and environmental goals. A range of forestry institutions now practice various forms of sustainable forest... Continue Reading

The following infographic was shared from INESAD. This infographic is based on a UN Seminar on Energy for Sustainable Development conducted in 2011, despite the increase in Europe's paper production over the past 20 years, forest growth has exceeded the harvest of forest goods by 45 percent.... Continue Reading

Building poles are an essential part of the construction world, whether for supporting cables, building or landscaping. Pole building design was pioneered in the 1930s in the United States originally using utility poles for horse barns and agricultural buildings... Continue Reading

The following infographic was shared from WBCSD, and is no longer available at that site.

The Infographic on Forests highlights the importance of ALL forests - the Forest Continuum - and sustainable forest management in meeting the increasing demand for wood, fiber,... Continue Reading

World Hardwood would like to remind you about the XIV World Forestry Congress that will be taking place later this year.

Timber, fuelwood, building poles, medicinal plants and edible fruit types are some of the resources sourced from the forests. Moreover, forests are known for playing a... Continue Reading

R&B Timber's are always mindful of the reality of climate change.

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time i.e., decades to millions of years. Climate... Continue Reading

April 30, 2015

Timber and wood are sensitive materials and thus need to be treated with preservatives to improve resistance to attacks by wood destroying fungi and insects. The treatment of timber enhances its durability to a level which is suitable for it's intended use. Furthermore treated poles should be... Continue Reading

"Clearly treated wood posts are still the most preferred and cost effective cultivation solution in the national and international vineyard industry," - Denise Conradie

Vineyard posts, or vineyard poles as they are known locally are wooden poles used in the growing of grapes used in the... Continue Reading

Utility Poles, also known as transmission poles, support overhead power lines and various other public utilities, such as cable, fibre optic cable, and related equipment such as transformers and street lights. It can be referred to as a transmission pole, telephone pole, telecommunication pole,... Continue Reading