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January 20, 2016

The R&B TIMBER GROUP shared the following article from FAO.

Forests are nature's most bountiful and versatile renewable resource, providing simultaneously a wide range of economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits and services. The worldwide demand for their... Continue Reading

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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December 29, 2015

Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a wood preservative that has been used for timber treatment since the mid-1930s. It is a mix of chromium, copper and arsenic (as Copper(II) arsenate) formulated as oxides or salts, and is recognizable for the greenish tint it imparts to timber. CCA is known by... Continue Reading

South African wine has a history dating back to 1659 with Constantia, a vineyard near Cape Town, being considered one of the greatest wines in the world. Access to international markets has unleashed a burst of new energy and new investment. Production is concentrated around Cape Town, with... 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

This article was shared by the R & B Timbers group.

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 change may refer to a change in average weather... Continue Reading

The following article and infographic was shared by The R&B Timber Group from FAO. Forests and family farms are part of an integrated productive system for indigenous peoples, local forest communities, and smallholders living in forested landscapes. Together forests and family farms deliver... Continue Reading

November 24, 2015

The following article was shared by The R&B Timber Group from Defenders Of Wildlife.


  Tropical Rainforest

Location: The tropical rainforests contain the greatest diversity of species of all biomes on earth. They are found... Continue Reading

When it comes to constructing a wooden fence it is important to have solid fence poles to ensure the most stable installation possible. Fence poles are the main component that are responsible for keeping your enclosure upright and straight. Installing wooden fence poles can be tricky but with... Continue Reading

The following article was shared from International Paper.


More than 30 percent of the earth's land surface - almost 10 billion acres - is covered by forests*. Almost two-thirds are considered working forests, the productive forestlands that are... Continue Reading