Andrew Morris

Dr Andrew Morris
PhD (University of Reading, UK)

Before joining the ICFR as Research Manager in 2013 Andrew spent 18 years with the Usutu Pulp Company in Swaziland (1979-1997), first as Research Officer and then Forest Research Manager, and 16 years with Sappi Forests (1997-2013) as General Manager Research.  He obtained a PhD from University of Reading, UK, in 1987.  Over a career spanning 35 years Andrew has developed a broad scope of interests in applied forestry research in support of sustainable industrial wood plantations.  In particular; forest site classification, sustainable forestry practice, site-specific forestry practice, regeneration practice, tree improvement, forest protection and wood properties of industrial wood furnish


Title Authors Source Year Sort ascending
The importance of harvest residue and fertiliser on productivity of Pinus patula across various sites in their first, second and third rotations, at Usutu Swaziland Mavimbela LZ, Crous JW, Morris AR and Chirwa PW New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science (2018) 48:5 2018
Impacts of under-canopy vegetation on stand growth in two pine saw-timber stands, South Africa Little KM, Rolando CA and Morris AR New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science (2018) 48:2 2018
Rotation-end financial performance of vegetation control on Eucalyptus smithii in South Africa Little KM, Ahtikoski A and Morris AR Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science 2018, 80(3): 241-250 2018
Insights into the epidemiology of wattle rust (Uromycladium acaciae) in South Africa: results of the 2015-2017 monitoring programme Sivparsad BJ, Nxumalo TP, Germishuizen I and Morris AR ICFR Technical Report 02/2018 2018
Planting stock type influences final yield of Eucalyptus smithii pulpwood crop Morris A ICFR Technical Note 03/2016 2016
Re-use of seedling containers and Fusarium circinatum association with asymptomatic Pinus patula planting stock AR Morris, G Fourie, I Greyling, ET Steenkamp, NB Jones Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science 76(3): 177-187 2014
Effect on nursery and field performance of Pinus patula seedlings after inoculation with Fusarium circinatum NB Jones, CM Ford, ME Light, RL Nadel, I Greyling, G Fourie, MJ Wingfield, AR Morris Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science 76(3): 125-136 2014
Investigating the utilization of potassium fertilizer in a Pinus patula Schiede Ex Schltdl. & Cham. Plantation JW Crous, AR Morris, MC Scholes Forest Science 57: 222-231 2011
Realising the benefits of research in eucalypt plantation management AR Morris Southern Forests 70:119-129 2008
Growth and foliar nutrient response to recent applications of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) and to residual P and K fertilizer applied to the previous rotation of Pinus patula at Usutu, Swaziland JW Crous, AR Morris, MC Scholes Forest Ecology and Management 256: 712-721 2008
The significance of residual phosphorus and potassium fertilizer in countering yield decline in a forth rotation of Pinus patula in Swaziland JW Crous, AR Morris, MC Scholes Southern Hemisphere Forestry Journal 69: 1-8 2007
Site and stand age effects on fertilizer responses in Pinus patula pulpwood plantations in Swaziland AR Morris Southern African Journal of Forestry 199: 27-40 2003
Growth and yield as an indication of sustainable forest management in industrial plantations AR Morris, CW Smith Southern African Journal of Forestry 195: 47-55 2002
The influence of felling age and site altitude on pulping properties of Pinus patula and Pinus elliottii grown in the Usutu Forest, Swaziland AR Morris, ER Palmer, RD Barnes, J Burley, RA Plumptre, A Quilter Tappi Journal 80: 133-138 1997
Forest floor accumulation, nutrition and productivity of Pinus patula in the Usutu Forest, Swaziland AR Morris Plant and Soil 168-169: 271-278 1995
Dry matter and nutrients in the biomass of an age series of Pinus patula plantations in the Usutu Forest, Swaziland AR Morris South African Forestry Journal 163:5-12 1992