Forestry Explained

Welcome to the world of forestry

Forestry is more than the science of planting, managing and caring for timber plantations.

It’s about the landscape of which our timber plantations are part, the animal and plant species that call the forestry-owned land home and the people and communities that the Industry touches. It’s about developing effective and efficient best practices with the lowest negative environmental and social impact possible. It is about producing an array of renewable, sustainable and versatile end-products.

The Forestry Industry’s legacy in South Africa is far reaching. As Forestry South Africa, we are proud to be part of it.

Think of Forestry Explained as a beginner’s guide, which presents the basics of forestry and forest products, covering everything from water use to recreation, pest control to ownership and products. Forestry Explained is a one-stop-shop for the fundamentals of forestry, with links to more detail if you want to explore things further.