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

 

 

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by Website Administrator on February 09, 2017

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

Forests are a crucial source of nutritious food for a myriad of rural communities across the world. Photo by: CIFOR New research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) shows that forests play an important role in the diets of many households and communities living in close proximity to tropical forests.

The findings contribute to a growing body of evidence that suggests deforestation... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on February 02, 2017

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

Scientists at Rio+20 are promoting the use of forests for influencing rainfall and adapting to climate change. How does land tenure affect agricultural productivity? A systematic review

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (23 July, 2012)_As the world grapples with rising temperatures, scientists are trying to find ways to utilise forests to influence rainfall patterns in areas experiencing water shortages or... Continue Reading

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New research proposes a framework for assessing the benefits of planted forests

Natural forests support life in complex ways. Forest ecosystems are habitats for animals and humans, they regulate air quality, temperature and carbon cycling, protect soils and water quality, help mitigate climate change, and much more.

?Planted forests?, ?composed of trees established through planting and/or through... Continue Reading

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Mother nature really does know best...

Latin America - As countries gear up for the ?Bonn Challenge of restoring 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2020, one solution is getting short shrift, scientists say.

Although most plans emphasise turning degraded land into forest plantations, leaving the forest to recover naturally may actually be less costly and more effective for... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on January 12, 2017

This article has been shared by the R & B Timbers group from cifor.org

Cameroon - Although Cameroon has benefitted from sustainable forest management in the past 20 years and has a relatively well-preserved forest cover today, its forests are under increased pressure due to expanding agro-industrial exploitation, shifting cultivation, infrastructure construction and logging.

A recently published study aims to provide an updated estimate of the economic benefits of forest... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on January 05, 2017

Proper land management and creating awareness of desertification may help to save dryland forests from desertification - land inhibited by not only numerous species of animals, but the people who live there, too.

This aritcle is being shared by the R & B Timbers group by saforestryonline.

Two billion people live in the drylands, which cover 41 percent of the world?s land area. Far from being bare and lifeless, these drylands contain trees and forests essential to... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on December 29, 2016

The importance of wood is explained in this article below by tailormadetimber.

A Fairy Tale? No - Just Reality!

Now here's a nice story. Not totally true - but it does demonstrate how important trees are to us all and how the increased use of timber in a responsible manner can help save our planet!

Once upon a time, in response to the growing concerns about ever increasing CO2 levels in our atmosphere, all the world's great and good scientists were gathered... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on December 22, 2016

Get to know all the awe-inspiring facts about timber you need to know in this article by tailormadetimber.

Wood and trees are unbeatable! Just look at some of their key attributes and how we can all benefit from its increased and responsible use.

› Timber is the ultimate sustainable building material. Substituting a cubic metre of timber for other building materials can save almost two tonnes of CO2.

› As trees grow, they help reduce climate change by absorbing CO2 and storing... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on December 06, 2016

(Left to right) TMM Forestry manager Pius Tembe, Sandile Manzini of AmaWundlu contractors and Rory Mack of Awethu Forestry Investments in a compartment at Manzengwenya that was planted in November. A line weeding operation is in progress.

Biggest community forestry project creates 600 jobs in rural KwaZulu-Natal

It?s been a long time coming, but the biggest category B plantations in the country are in community hands at last. Manzengwenya and... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on November 25, 2016

Here at R & B Timbers, we're stepping it up a level in our recent new acquisition with Masonite Plantations, boosting this family-owned business and creating a solid platform for growth.

This article is being shared by the R & B Timbers group from SA Forestry Online.

It has also secured the jobs of former Masonite plantation staff, secured raw material supply to the Masonite mill, and is a show of confidence in the treated pole market upon which the R & B Group has... Continue Reading

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