Institute for Commercial
Forestry Research

ICFR Head Office


Director: Prof Colin Dyer
Webmaster: Sally Upfold


P.O.Box 100281,
Scottsville, 3209.
Tel: +27 33 386 2314
Fax: +27 33 386 8905


ICFR Regional Offices


Sabie Office,Mpumalanga
Regional Manager: Ryan Connolly


P.O.Box 204,
Sabie, 1260.
Tel: +27 13 764 2393
Fax: +27 13 764 3284



Welcome to the ICFR

  • The Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) is an internationally known and respected forestry research centre of excellence.

     It is fully autonomous and is funded by the South African Forest Industry. 


  • ICFR Funders
    Forestry South Africa Masonite (Africa)
    Komatiland Forests Mondi
    NTE Merensky
    NCT Forestry Co-operative SiyaQhubeka
    Sappi Forests TWK Agriculture
    PG Bison York Timbers
    South African Wattle Growers' Union  UCL
  • Research at the ICFR is focused on developing technology and expertise in growing trees sustainably, profitably and responsibly, to benefit all stakeholders in plantation forestry in South Africa. Research is conducted through three multidisciplinary programmes:

  • South African
    Control Programme
    SA Pine Fusarium
    Control Programme
    Forest Engineering
    Southern Africa
  • News

    Awards & Recognition for ICFR Staff

    At the 48th Annual General Meeting of the Southern African Forestry Institute, held in White River in Mpumalanga, three ICFR staff members were recognised for exceptional service to the South African Forestry industry:


    • Dr Andrew Morris was awarded the Distinguished Forestry Award.
    • Sally Upfold was awarded the Dedicated Service Award.
    • Philip Croft was awarded the Continuous Service Excellence Award.


    Congratulations to all three staff, we are very proud of your achievements and your significant contributions to our industry.