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, power pole, hydro pole, telegraph pole, or telegraph post, depending on its application.
R&B Timber Group specialises in the manufacturing, large scale order and... Continue Reading
World Hardwood has shared the following infographic and article originally published by CGIAR.
Although often ignored, forest genetic resources matter for everything from food, to the environment and adapting to climate change. Here are 7 interesting facts about why forest and tree genetic diversity is important:It is not just about the forest but also the trees Forest loss and forest tree species? genetic erosion go hand in hand Trees as sources of food, fuel wood... Continue Reading
Creosote is added to timber under pressure to provide long-term protection against a wide range of biological and environmental agents of deterioration and degradation, including decay fungi, wood boring insects and termites. Creosote preservative was invented in 1933 and is used in many countries around the world.
The process of creosote involves the drying, grading, treating,vacuuming and inspection of wooden poles.... Continue Reading
Vineyard posts, or vineyard poles as they are known locally are wooden poles used in the growing of grapes used in the production of wine, are part of the R&B Timber Group product mix. Treated posts have an expected service life of 25-40 years and combine strength and durability with lightness and ease of installation.
Vineyard posts are generally treated with Creosote, as it is the most cost effective and robust wood treatment commercially available in South Africa currently. CCA... Continue Reading
Forests cover a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the planet's densest, most diverse collections of life. They support countless species as well as 1.6 billion human livelihoods, yet humans are also responsible for 32 million acres of deforestation every year. WBCSD's Infographic on Forests highlights the importance of ALL forests - the Forest Continuum - and sustainable forest management in meeting the increasing demand for wood, fiber, fuel and... Continue Reading
The following article and infographic was shared from TwoSides
The wise use of the world?s forests is critical to our survival and a healthy environment. Forests are vital in maintaining life as we know it, as they:cover one third of the earth?s land and absorb massive amounts of carbon dioxide making them a major instrument in mitigating climate change, absorb airborne impurities and give off oxygen allowing us to breathe clean air, protect our watersheds and provide us with... Continue Reading
Wooden Poles known as utility Poles or 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, power pole, hydro pole, telegraph pole, or telegraph post, depending on its application.
Below are Benefits of Wooden Poles. These 10 benefits were shared from Scan Pole.Storage... Continue Reading
World Hardwood has shared the following infographic from Urban Nature on Five Things You Can Make With Recycled Wood.
According to GreenBusinessWatch:
"We live in a world of diminishing natural resources, over-forestation and environmental concerns. Using reclaimed wood helps to preserve our forests by reducing the need for virgin timber. Generally, processing this wood has less impact on the environment than felling, transporting and processing new lumber and the varieties... Continue Reading
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.Creosote Treatment Process
Coal-tar creosote is the most widely used wood treatment today; both industrially, processed into wood using pressure methods such as ?full-cell process or ?empty-cell process.
In addition... Continue Reading
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 management and a broad range of methods and tools are available that have been tested over time and space.
The following article was shared from technologystudent.com
A sustainable forest is... Continue Reading