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 June 21, 2016

People depend on forests to live. They filter the water we drink and the air we breathe. Worldwide, 1.6 billion people rely on forests for their livelihoods, including food, clothing, or shelter.

Forests are home to nearly half of the world's species, including some of the most endangered birds and mammals, such as orangutans, gorillas, pandas, Northern Spotted Owls and Marbled Murrelets.

The following article and infographic was hared by the R&B Timber Group from... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on June 13, 2016

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 many trade names and is the world?s most widely used wood preservative. It prolongs the life of wooden poles eg: utility poles.

The CCA treatment process was pioneered in 1933 and is used... Continue Reading

The following article was shared by The R&B Timber Group from Forests News.

Research shows informal networks are the most reliable when government structures fall short.

 

 

It has an on-ground social networking system that could be harnessed to spread knowledge about climate change?in much the same way as the viral world of the Internet.

And while helping Cameroon?s informal networks go ?viral? may be possible, arecent study from the Center for... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on May 25, 2016

A vineyard is a plantation of grape-bearing vines, grown mainly for winemaking, but also raisins, table grapes and non-alcoholic grape juice. The science, practice and study of vineyard production is known as a vineyard is a plantation of grape-bearing vines, grown mainly for winemaking, but also raisins, table grapes and non-alcoholic grape juice. The science, practice and study of vineyard production is known as viticulture.

The earliest evidence of wine production dates... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on May 23, 2016

The following article was shared by The R&B Timber Group from Forests News.

Legal frameworks in Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania suggest ways that investments in landscapes can contribute to sustainable development.

 

Diamonds, gold, oil, natural gas, extensive forest and farm land: Africa has such abundant resources that it is little wonder that, each year, billions of dollars in investments flow into the continent from abroad.

Yet such investments... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on May 13, 2016

The following article was shared by The R&B Timber Group from Forests News.

Demand for wood can lead to forest degradation, making life harder for forest-dependent communities.

 

Protecting tropical forests in Africa often means directing conservation and law enforcement efforts towards fighting illegal logging, hunting and poaching.

But scientists at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) decided to take a closer look at a largely... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on April 28, 2016

The following article and video was shared by The R&B Timber Group from Forests News on Timber laws set to shake up local industry.

 

Like many areas in Indonesia, the Regency of Berau in East Kalimantan is rich in natural resources such as timber. So naturally, development in the region is accelerating at breakneck pace.

Every day, coal trucks weave their way from open pit mines to fill open barges for shipping. Land is being cleared to make way for rows of... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on April 19, 2016

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.

Electrical cable is routed overhead on utility poles as an inexpensive way to keep it insulated... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on April 07, 2016

The following infographic was shared by The R&B Timber Group from Mother Nature Network (21 reasons why forests are important)

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11. They keep dirt in its place

A forest's root network stabilizes huge amounts of soil, bracing the entire ecosystem's foundation against erosion by wind or water. Not only does deforestation disrupt all that, but the ensuing soil erosion can trigger new, life-threatening problems like landslides and dust storms.

An... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on April 01, 2016

The following infographic was shared by The R&B Timber Group from Mother Nature Network (21 reasons why forests are important)

 

Sunlight filters through a forest in Union Wood near Ballygawley, Ireland. (Photo: Mark Carthy/Shutterstock)

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,... Continue Reading

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