Forestry & Wood Science
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Interesting links



​Have a look at the The Wood App here:​

The Wood App is South Africa’s leading educational platform for design and use of wood products. The ​Wood ​App was initiated and developed by local wood specialists for local wood fans! Online courses are available to ALL wood users and designers and is accredited by the SA Institute for Architects. Each course should take about 2.5 hours to complete, including a short quiz.

VISION: To inspire and support local developers, designers, contractors and DIY’ers to use wood

MISSION: To offer relevant, accessible, and practical information on the use of wood in constructions in South Africa

AIM: To guide designers towards local wood standards, materials and best practice.​​

The Wood App

Interviews and podcasts

Indigenous wood plays first violin October 12, 2021​ - Prof Martina Meincken


The benefits of building with wood in SA October 4, 2020​ - Roy Southey and Dr Philip Crafford​


Violin gets African tone July 24, 2020​ - Prof Martina Meincken ​​​

African violin podcast and music​

Azania Mosaka Published Jun 20, 2018​ - Dr Brand Wessels ​​​


Relevant web pages

Cape Pine​​

Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies​​

​​​​​​​CT Scanning Facility

Forestry South Africa​

Forestry Explained

Komatiland Forests (KLF)​​



NMMU George Campus (Saasveld)​​

PG Bison​

SA Forestry Magazine​


South African Institue of Forestry (SAIF)

Sawmilling South Africa (SSA)

The Wood Foundation​

Wood SA & Timber Times​

York Timbers


Institutes & Centres