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Borer beetle could spell ecological disaster on the South Coast
19 June, 2018
Borer beetle could spell ecological disaster on the South Coast
Look out for 'sugar vulcanoes' that could indicate an infestation of the borer beetle. SOUTH Africa could be on the brink of an ecological disaster in the form of a foreign borer beetle that is killing our trees, according to the South Coast Conservancies Forum. read more
Adventure tourism incubator to boost cycling
12 June, 2018
Adventure tourism incubator to boost cycling
The Adventure Tourism Incubator Initiative (ATI), initiated in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), is set to boost this rocketing sector of tourism in the region. The adventure tourism market has been valued at R4.6b (€310.62m), while the cycling industry is estimated to be worth between R700m. read more
New tool to predict forestry climate change
8 June, 2018
New tool to predict forestry climate change
Forest managers will be able to gauge the likely effect of climate change on growing conditions in their specific areas with a new interactive online tool developed by the CSIRO with funding from Forest & Wood Products Australia. read more
‘Magical' mushroom mix to boost regrowth of lost Scottish forests
6 June, 2018
‘Magical' mushroom mix to boost regrowth of lost Scottish forests
The return of the Great Caledonian forest that once covered much of Scotland's highlands is being boosted with a special mix of mushroom spores that should help saplings survive better on the hills.Fungi living on the roots of trees play a vital role in the ecology... read more
How trees coexist: Understanding biodiversity
5 June, 2018
How trees coexist: Understanding biodiversity
Writing in Nature Communications ecologists from TU Dresden in cooperation with the Leuphana University Lüneburg, the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, the Beijing Forestry University and the German Centre for integrative Biodiversity Research read more
Landmark Australian genetic technology boosts tropical eucalyptus plantations
22 May, 2018
Landmark Australian genetic technology boosts tropical eucalyptus plantations
Australia-based forestry company New Forests will use landmark Australian genetic technology to boost productivity in its tropical eucalyptus plantations.New Forests has forged a partnership with Gondwana Genomics, a private company founded in 2014. read more
Emergence of a New Diseases of Eucalyptus
21 May, 2018
Sappi
Please find hereunder and attached a message from the TPCP team regarding a new disease caused by Ceratocystis, which can cause serious root and wilt diseases in Eucalyptus species. read more
Upgraded Green Flag Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail offers unique nature experience
21 May, 2018
MTO
Featuring upgraded huts and portage services to carry supplies for visitors the Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail, having been awarded the Green Flag Status for a trail under excellent management, not only supports local communities but gives visitors from near and far... read more
Mixed forests: Ecologically and economically superior
16 May, 2018
Mixed forests: Ecologically and economically superior
Mixed forests are more productive than monocultures. This is true on all five continents, and particularly in regions with high precipitation. These findings are highly relevant for forest science and forest management on a global scale. read more
Findings and recommendations from the Kenya Water Towers Climate Change Resilience Program
16 May, 2018
Findings and recommendations from the Kenya Water Towers Climate Change Resilience Program
Launched in 2015 by the U.S. Forest Service and supported by Kenyan partners and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the three-year Kenya Water Towers Climate Change Resilience Program aims to support strategic planning read more

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