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

Monzi Office,Zululand
Regional Manager: Denis Oscroft


P.O.Box 59,
Kwambonambi, 3915.
Tel & Fax: +27 35 550 4432

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

    First ICFR Field Day 2015

    Visit our events page to get the programme and details for the ICFR field day to be held at Iswepe, Piet Retief on 25 February 2015.


    New staff at the ICFR

    Kabir Peerbhay has joined the ICFR as a Research Scientist in our Spatial Technologies Programme. Having recently submitted his Phd dissertation for examination, Kabir worked at the INR before joining the ICFR.

    Contact Kabir at