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Boost for supply of sawlogs in Western Cape

Compartment originally earmarked for exit was left to regenerate naturally, and will now be maintained and phased in for normal timber production.

14 January 2016


Compartment originally earmarked for exit was left to regenerate naturally, and will now be maintained and phased in for normal timber production.

Compartment originally earmarked for exit was left to regenerate naturally, and will now be maintained and phased in for normal timber production.

By Theo Stehle

Sanity has prevailed in the corridors of power as the process of bringing 22 500 ha of forestry land in the Western Cape back into timber production has commenced – after years of indecision and delay.

Stakeholders in the timber industry in the province will heave a sigh of relief that the Cabinet decision taken in 2008 is being implemented at last. This will boost the long term sawlog production in the Western Cape, which is the lifeblood of sawmills and downstream processing industries.

Read the full article from SA Forestry online.

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