Sourcing & Sustainability of Dalman Timbers sold at Yandles


Sourcing & Sustainability of Dalman Timbers sold at Yandles:



  • Planning: through intensive inventories, resources are measured and evaluated.
  • Selective logging: using the information gathered by the inventory, our skilled forestry teams carefully select trees to minimise the impact and take care to ensure no unnecessary disruption of nesting birds, insect colonies, ceremonial sites etc.
  • Low impact logging: through the use of small-scale agricultural equipment to minimise forest disturbance.
  • Monitoring and evaluation: by recording, monitoring and evaluating all operations TCT Dalmann can assess the impact.
  • Maximum utilization: through the manufacture of added value rustic furniture products, turnings and bee hives we maximise the use of every tree extracted. Sawmill waste is used to heat the timber drying kiln and water systems at M’phingwe. This philosophy is extended to non-timber forest products including tourism and honey.
  • Natural regeneration: by protecting the forest, principally from fire, it is offered the best chance for natural regeneration.
  • Coppice management: a highly successful system of managing the coppice offshoots to promote new growth from stumps.
  • Reforestation: by replanting at a ratio of 4 new indigenous hardwood trees to every one felled, Dalmann ensures we put back more than we take out. To date we have reforested over 80,000 hardwood trees.
  • Diversification in non timber forest products including tourism, mining, training and consultancy services. 

Posted by Adam Jeffery
12th July 2019

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