News and events archive

News relating to Knysna woodworkers, the Knysna forests, elephants and wooden boats.

Archive for March 2017.


2017 Tree of the Year

March 8, 2017

The Ziziphus mucronata / Buffalo Thorn, Blinkblaar-wag-n-bietjie is an attractive, small to medium size deciduous tree, reaching up to 9 m in height. It produces a fairly dense spreading canopy. These trees are found in a wide variety of habitats, throughout the summer rainfall areas of South Africa, extending northwards into Ethiopia and Arabia.

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Site update!

posted on: March 4, 2017

NEW WOODEN BOAT ADDED : ‘Innuendo’

Many thanks to Andrew Wilford for contributing this interesting article on his experiences in the rebuilding of his Graduate Dinghy.  He offers advice on what to do, as well as advice on what not to do!

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