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United Forest Products

United Forest Products

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Introduction

United Forest Products was started in May 2010 by a group of independent timber growers who had the vision to unite the farmers in Mpumalanga, more specific to the Lowveld, under one body. The company which operates on co-operative principles, pro- motes the sustainability of the independent timber farmers, suppliers, contractors and owners of small and low intensity manage forests.

We link timber growers and suppliers with markets. The main aim of the company is to offer timber marketing and forestry support services to its members. The company represents growers and suppliers of Eucalyptus, Pine and Wattle. The company offers its members and suppliers the opportunity to trade timber into a variety of financially secure markets for the production of

Pulp

Mining timber

Treated poles

Building & Fencing Transmission poles

Sawn timber

Chip board

Charcoal

Fire wood & Bio Fuel

The company further assists in facilitating the organising, if and where possible, of harvesting and transport contractors. Advice is available to emerging growers and members alike on, site species selections, seedling selection, planting methods, best silviculture practices, plantation protection (pest & fire), financial planning, road maintenance, harvesting methods and many more.