Forestry Explained

Our Environmental Contribution

Did you know that timber plantations in South Africa were originally established to provide an alternative timber supply, and in so doing protecting our country’s few natural forests from further deforestation? Now protected by law, the natural forests in our care are carefully managed to ensure that alien invasive plant species are controlled and forest margins are protected from the impacts of fire, pests and disease.

Did you realise that only 70% of forestry land is managed for production and that a large proportion forestry-owned land is left as natural ecosystems which form ecological networks traversing the forestry landscape? The forestry sector promotes water stewardship, adhering to the stringent water licensing process, paying for the rain that falls on our plantations and making every effort to reduce the impacts of our forestry activities on water resources.