Articles by Keyword: Timber Utilisation

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  1. Timber Harvesting in South Africa—Past, Present, Future

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    After a short description of South African timber harvesting practices in the past, the present situation in terms of machine population and the current harvesting and extraction methods is discussed in more detail.
  2. Cable Yarding in Southern Africa: An Analysis of its Productivity and Possible Procedure for its Improvement

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The demand for timber in southern Africa is increasing and this is resulting in the afforestation of areas which require cable yarding when harvested. The demand for cable yarders, essentially fixed skylines, is therefore increasing rapidly. Stress is being placed...
  3. The Impact of Harvesting Operations on Timber Quality: Causes and Remedies

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Forests are devastated daily to satisfy the world's timber demands. Tropical forests throughout the world are exploited and endangered. An obligation therefore exists to avoid damage to timber and minimise waste wherever possible.
  4. The quantification of grazing capacity from grazing — and production values for forage species in semi-arid grasslands of southern Africa

    The quantification of grazing capacity from grazing — and production values for forage species in semi-arid grasslands of southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The relation between rangeland condition and grazing capacity was determined along a degradation gradient. In studying agronomic values of forage species, the average production per tuft was combined with its grazing preferences, to link grazing values for species in the...
  5. Use and availability of tree and shrub resources on Maasai communal rangelands near Amboseli, Kenya

    Use and availability of tree and shrub resources on Maasai communal rangelands near Amboseli, Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Use of plant resources is critical in understanding resource dependence among poor rural communities. This study investigated use of tree and shrub resources by a local Maasai community, through discussions and a questionnaire. Twenty-four tree and shrub species were utilised...
  6. The effect of planting density on the wood quality of South African-grown <em>Eucalyptus grandis</em>

    The effect of planting density on the wood quality of South African-grown <em>Eucalyptus grandis</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    This paper presents the results of a wood property and sawn board quality study performed on disc samples and sawlogs taken from a 23-year-old Eucalyptus grandis Nelder 1a spacing trial at J.D.M. Keet plantation near Tzaneen. Ten trees from each...
  7. Provincial road condition and round wood timber transport in South Africa

    Provincial road condition and round wood timber transport in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    The context of the study is the concern over declining provincial road conditions due to insufficient government funding for road maintenance. The roads are used by a wide variety of commercial and private interests that contribute a broad range of...
  8. Survey of Indigenous Tree Uses and Preferences in the Eastern Cape Province

    Survey of Indigenous Tree Uses and Preferences in the Eastern Cape Province

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    A survey was undertaken in four areas in the Eastern Cape Province to establish indigenous tree use patterns and preferences. Through informal interviews a list was compiled of the 25 most popular indigenous trees being used for their fruit and...
  9. Certification: Situation analysis of private timber growers in South Africa

    Certification: Situation analysis of private timber growers in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    Forest certification has become an important aspect to consider in forestry. The South African forestry industry has adopted to a system of forest certification fairly easily. The private timber growers are also expected to implement certification, but can they adapt...
  10. Socioeconomic status and barriers to the use of free antiretroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS in Enugu State, south-eastern Nigeria

    Socioeconomic status and barriers to the use of free antiretroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS in Enugu State, south-eastern Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    With about 3 million people living with HIV, Nigeria has approximately 8% of the global burden of HIV cases. In 2009, only about 34% of those in need of antiretroviral treatment (ART) were able to access care, which means that...