by Website Administrator on July 06, 2017
Wooden Poles and the practical uses of building with them.

World Hardwood supplies wooden poles in varying grades, lengths and diameters. All our poles under go either a CCA or Creosote treatment, and then they are quality inspected. Treated timber poles can be used for various situations or use cases. Some examples include:

supporting telephone/electrical cables roof supports bridges and walkways gate posts and fencing river embankments marinas and moorings

These are but a few uses... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on June 29, 2017

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. Natural forests are also like living cities. They provide the vital natural infrastructure for some of the planet?s most diverse collections of life, along with 60 million indigenous people. Wait, there?s more! By absorbing... Continue Reading

Utility Poles consist of wooden poles used to support overhead power lines and various other public utilities, such as cables, fiber optic cables, and related equipment such as transformers and street lights.   "Electrical cable is routed overhead on utility poles as an inexpensive way to keep it insulated from the ground and out of the way of people and vehicles."  

World Hardwood has collected information to provide an understanding of the advantages of wooden utility poles:  

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by Website Administrator on June 15, 2017

The report sheds some light on the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and throughout the 21st century and provides some insights as to what is at stake and what needs to be done. What emerges is that ?business as usual is no longer an option but calls for major transformations in agricultural systems, in rural economies and in how we manage our natural resources.

Source: FAO

National Mitigation Actions in Agriculture That Will Benefit Food Security and Climate Change

The infographic demonstrates that agriculture sectors? mitigation potential is recognized by 86% countries in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). Therefore, climate change mitigation potential of agriculture needs to be unlocked in a timely manner to address the emission gap and keep the temperature increase below 2?øC limit. Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)... Continue Reading

SA forestry and forest products, dating back from 1960 to 2016, reveals the constant evolution of the forestry industry.

Follow this link to a look at the facts: SA Forestry & Forest Products Industry Facts 1980 - 2016


Here are a few more interesting facts.

See which countries have been rated the greenest.


See what you can do to help get South Africa on the list. Create a checklist for yourself and see how you can... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on May 25, 2017

Utility Poles or transmission poles as they are sometimes known, are the cause of a common question.

How is the placement of utility poles down a road determined?

To answer this question, World Hardwood has gathered some content from around the web that will help. According to this source, there are very valid reasons as to where utility poles should be placed. ?To reduce the number and severity of crashes involving utility poles, luminaire poles, traffic signal... Continue Reading


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 tablet loaded with software that will be used throughout the course Realigning the course to also include motor manual operations

This third forest engineering summer school still covers the full scope of harvesting,... Continue Reading

Date: 17 to 19 April 2019 Location: Mpumalanga Province, South Africa Planning is well underway for Focus on Forestry 2019, organised by CMO, NMMU and the ICFR. Focus on Forestry is presented every second year ? alternating between KwaZulu Natal and Mpumalanga, South Africa. Hosting Focus every second year will allow us to offer you an event that will add more value for our South African audience in particular and Africa in general, and allow equipment manufacturers and service providers to... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on May 04, 2017

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

Event website

The 2nd AFGO Expo, AGFO Expo 2017, will take place once again at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa, from 14 - 16 September, to promote agriculture and forestry in the area and provide a successful trade platform for exhibitors and visitors.

Event Background

The AGFO Expo focuses on the joint interests and natural... Continue Reading