21, Oct 2018 -

Local News

Tertiary institutions urged to embrace timber construction in engineering
16, Oct 2018

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, has noted a decline in familiarity with timber as a building material...

Logging ban hurting furniture business, investor says
12, Oct 2018

A foreign investor has decried the ban on logging, saying it is hurting their furniture business. PG Bison South Africa, which has more than 16 years of history in Kenya, wants the government to relook the policy.

Seeing the ‘Good in Wood!’
04, Oct 2018

In a joint article by Forestry South Africa and Sawmilling South Africa, Impact Magazine explores the ‘Good in Wood' and the benefits that come from using wood. Some of these are obvious: like the job creation...

International News

Exports of softwood lumber from Russia, Germany and the Nordic countries have increased
16, Oct 2018

Exports of softwood lumber from Russia, Germany and the Nordic countries have increased due to high demand for wood in Asia and Europe in early 2018, while Canadian exports fell to the lowest levels in five years.

Shell boss says mass reforestation needed to limit temperature rises to 1.5C
16, Oct 2018

The boss of Shell has said a huge tree-planting project the size of the Amazon rainforest would be needed to meet a tougher global warming target, as he argued more renewable energy alone would not be enough.

New Report Highlights China's Government Policies and Supply Chain
16, Oct 2018

Deep-dive study on the complex flow of logs and lumber within China reveals that considerable volumes are being ‘re-exported’ to other regions from the first port of entry. New Report Highlights Many Dynamics...

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