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 worldwide.... Continue Reading
South African wine has a history dating back to 1659 with Constantia, a vineyard near Cape Town, being considered one of the greatest wines in the world. Access to international markets has unleashed a burst of new energy and new investment. Production is concentrated around Cape Town, with major vineyard and production centres at Paarl, Stellenbosch and Worcester. There are about 60 appellations within the Wine of Origin (WO) system, which was implemented in 1973 with a hierarchy of... 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.
Electrical cable is routed overhead on utility poles as an inexpensive way to keep it insulated from the... Continue Reading
This article was shared by the R & B Timbers group.
Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time i.e., decades to millions of years. Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events. Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in... Continue Reading
The following article and infographic was shared by The R&B Timber Group from FAO.
Forests and family farms are part of an integrated productive system for indigenous peoples, local forest communities, and smallholders living in forested landscapes. Together forests and family farms deliver ecosystem services and benefits for livelihoods and well-being.
The infographics illustrates the relationship between forests and family farms and highlights the advantages of forest and... Continue Reading
The following article was shared by The R&B Timber Group from Defenders Of Wildlife.TYPES OF FORESTS Tropical Rainforest
Location: The tropical rainforests contain the greatest diversity of species of all biomes on earth. They are found around the equator, between 23.5 degrees N latitude and 23.5 degrees S latitude.
Climate: Temperatures in tropical rainforests remain between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit all year long. Winter is absent in these forests. Most... Continue Reading
When it comes to constructing a wooden fence it is important to have solid fence poles to ensure the most stable installation possible. Fence poles are the main component that are responsible for keeping your enclosure upright and straight. Installing wooden fence poles can be tricky but with the right knowledge and tools, you can get the job done correctly.
It is highly important that you make use of the right kind of wooden poles. It is recommended that you stick with pressure... Continue Reading
The following article was shared from International Paper.
More than 30 percent of the earth's land surface ? almost 10 billion acres ? is covered by forests*. Almost two-thirds are considered working forests, the productive forestlands that are actively managed to generate multiple resources, including wood fiber, recreation, wildlife, aesthetics, clean water and other forest ecosystem values. When managed responsibly, working forests can produce a continuous and... Continue Reading
World Hardwood is a timber business that harvests, processes and pressure treats wooden poles for the domestic and international markets. The company has grown considerably over the years to the extent that we now own two treating plants, situated in Harding and Richmond, in the province of KwaZulu- Natal. While chemical treatments add to the cost of the timber, they can significantly increase its lifetime. When used in environments in which there are known biological hazards, it is cost-... Continue Reading
The following article was shared from Open Forests post on "How to measure the performance of forestry projects?" by Alexander Watson.Best practice is needed for impact investing in sustainable forestry
98% of investors recognize the importance of standardized impact metrics for their investment decision making. However, to date non of such metrics adapted to the forestry context were available. Consequently, forestry is underrepresented as an asset class in large investment... Continue Reading