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The trouble with indiscriminate tree-planting in Africa

Planting trees in Africa is proposed by some as a quick fix for climate change. But local experts disagree — and say their voices are being sidelined

Developing countries like Gabon are finding climate solutions

Developing countries such as ours cannot follow the same growth path that Western economies have taken over the last century and a half

Reclaiming Nairobi’s forest

It took 10 years to rescue Karura from land-grabbers and criminals and turn it into an urban refuge

Forestry South Africa

Trailblazing in public spaces

Woody plants on the march: Trees and shrubs are encroaching across Africa

Woody plants' cover has increased across large swathes of the continent in the past three decades

Does our thirsty forestry industry need a radical rethink about use of resources?

Using 98% of a tree — instead of the 48% of used today — will dramatically change the industry.

Casual forestry workers lose benefits

Workers in sectors such as forestry have been reporting that their working conditions are worsening as casualisation continues apace.

Biologists blunt the sting of a tree-killing alien wasp

The Sirex wasp and its deadly passenger have brought the prospect of ruin to the pine industry, but geneticists have a shrewd plan to fight back.

Sappi to sell Swaziland forest for R1-billion to cut debt

The world's largest maker of glossy paper will sell 67 000 hectares of forest in Swaziland for R1-billion in order to finance debt.

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