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Prof Brand Wessels hosts wood property measurement methods workshop
Author: Prof Brand Wessels
Published: 03/05/2022

​​A group from the Forestry Development Trust (FDT) and Sokoine University of Agriculture, both based in Tanzania, visited the Department of Forest and Wood Science from 12 – 14 April 2022 for a workshop on wood property measurement methods of Eucalyptus trees. The Forestry Development Trust was established by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation in 2013, as an independent institution with a long-term vision for development of the commercial forestry sector in Tanzania. Prof. Brand Wessels hosted the group and several members of staff presented lectures and practical sessions on topics related to wood property measurement. The workshop was organised to support the tree breeding and research activities of the FDT. Close collaboration between Sokoine University of Agriculture and Stellenbosch University is planned for the future with the aim of strengthening wood property research capacity in Tanzania.​