The following extract on CCA was shared by World Hardwood from Elictric Light & Power.
Copper chromated arsenate (CCA) treated timber poles are commonplace, especially since the rising costs of oilborne systems have made a waterborne treatment more attractive economically. Some utilities prefer the softer oilborne treatments for lineman-climbing; however, some CCA treaters apply a refined hydrocarbon oil emulsion in the outer layer of the pole to combat this issue. The viscous oil... Continue Reading
The following infographic was shared by World Hardwood from WBCSD.
WBCSD's new 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 food. With the Forest Continuum Infographic the WBCSD Forest Solutions Group pulls together the key messages relating to the crucial role of forests and sustainable forest management in achieving global sustainability... Continue Reading
World Hardwood shared the following article on Sustainable forest management from ITTO. ITTO defines sustainable forest management (sometimes abbreviated to SFM) as:
The process of managing forest to achieve one or more clearly specified objectives of management with regard to the production of a continuous flow of desired forest products and services without undue reduction of its inherent values and future productivity and without undue undesirable effects on the... Continue Reading
The market for treated poles is predominantly split into two sectors- the building & fencing market and then the utility pole market. The two markets work hand in hand as we are able to sell the full range of sizes from small poles to really big poles. The future growth however is in utility poles as the demand from our national power utility, Eskom, and the many power companies throughout Africa is high. To carry power you need poles so you can only imagine what the future holds for our... Continue Reading
Fences may be used to protect or divide property, to improve its appearance, to confine animals, or to exclude animals. Whatever its purpose, one should plan a fence carefully. This is especially important on farms where fences represent a large investment and their location and arrangement may affect production efficiency.
Whether you select permanent or temporary fencing, careful consideration of uses and proper... Continue Reading
World Hardwood shared the following infographic on how "Wood Reduces the Environmental Impact of Buildings" from SlideShare.
When evaluating building materials, it is important to consider their environmental impact across their life cycle. This infographic highlights the benefits of using wood products over other commonly used building materials: less embodied energy, lower air and water pollution and a lighter carbon footprint
World Hardwood Harvests, processes,... Continue Reading
The R&B TimberGroup shared the following article on Sustainable Forestry from Technology Student.
A sustainable forest is a forest that is carefully managed so that as trees are felled they are replaced with seedlings that eventually grow into mature trees. This is a carefully and skilfully managed system. The forest is a working environment, producing wood products such as wood pulp for the paper / card industry and wood based materials for furniture manufacture and the... 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, power pole, hydro pole, telegraph pole, or telegraph post, depending on its application.
The following 7 interesting facts about utility poles was shared from Travel Trips, to read more... Continue Reading
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 numerous functions and outputs is increasing with the expanding population, while the global forest resource is shrinking either as a result of overharvesting, deforestation and permanent conversion... 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.... Continue Reading