It makes sense to partner with a forestry project management expert like Arbor-Care. Established in 1988, Arbor-Care has a proven track record for intensive, hands-on management of forestry and agricultural projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ensuring your project’s growth.


We thrive on challenges. We invest as much care into your project as you do. We understand your problem, your predicament. It’s a strange country, with a different climate, uncertain infrastructure, unknown suppliers, and with agricultural practices and local cultures that are worlds apart from your field of expertise. This is exactly what we do, what has made us an industry leader.
How can we assist you?

Why Arbor-Care?


Our team of well qualified professionals, each with more than 20 years of experience in their various roles, is committed to ensuring the success of your project. We are accountable, providing detailed records and monthly progress reports and management accounts. Our people are always on hand 24/7. Our MD moved with his family to Ghana for a year to oversee a project – doesn’t that say it all?

Since 1985, Arbor-Care has:

  • Planted/re-established more than 140 000 hectares of timber
  • Performed weed control on over 400 000 hectares of land
  • Pruned over 40 000 hectares of pine plantations
  • Managed the planting of 135 000 hectares of various clients

What We Do:


Project Management

Project Management

We manage projects for forestry and agricultural clients across sub-Saharan Africa.
Greenfield & Brownfield Projects

Greenfield & Brownfield Projects

We specialise in greenfield (start up) and brownfield (rehabilitation) projects.
Landscaping

Landscaping

We specialise in greenfield (start up) and brownfield (rehabilitation) projects.
BEE Mentoring

BEE Mentoring

We provide mentoring and assistance with the development of management skills for personnel who are already running forestry operations or who need to take over the running of operations in the longer term.
Collateral-Monitoring

Collateral Monitoring

This is an ongoing process that includes supplying standing timber valuation reports plus assessments of vital factors including fire management practices, thinning, planting, compliance with forest certification requirements etc.
Indigenous Plant Nurseries

Indigenous Plant Nurseries

With the increasing focus on using indigenous plants and trees in gardens and property estates, Arbor-Care’s nurseries are able to cater to this need, including providing larger indigenous trees from 1.5 to 5 meters in height.
Due Diligence

Due Diligence

We provide verification of standing timber volumes and values, and also give verification that environmental (FSC) standards are in place.
Sawmilling

Sawmilling

Arbor-Care has operated its own sawmills for several years and has considerable expertise in the logistical aspects of sawmilling, for the benefit of its clients.
Bio-fuels Projects

Bio-fuels Projects

Arbor-Care has undertaken bio-fuel study projects, and with our strong ‘green’ environmental focus, is committed to various bio-fuel solutions.

Our Vision


Arbor-Care will be the specialist company of choice providing Professional Management Support and Consulting Services in the forestry and agricultural sectors of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Values


Respect

We will respect our stakeholders, the community and the environment. We will treat others with the same respect that we would like to be treated.

Integrity

Integrity and Honesty are the foundation of every reklationship we have. We will always be guided by what is ethical and right.

Support

We will foster a culture of collaboration and mutual accountability. We will do what it takes to succeed whilst promoting the success of the Group.

Excellence

We aim to exceed the expectations of our clients and strive for long-term, robust relationships.

Trusted By


Here are some of our clients who rely on our project management expertise.
DEG
DEG, member of KfW Bankengruppe (KfW banking group), finances investments of private companies in developing and transition countries. As one of Europe’s largest development finance institutions, it promotes private business structures to contribute to sustainable economic growth and improved living conditions.

DEG

Mondi Forests
Mondi owns or leases 380,000 hectares of land in South Africa, of which 243,000 hectares is planted with hardwoods (e.g. eucalyptus) and softwoods (e.g. pine and spruce). We also lease and manage 2.1 million hectares of mainly softwood forests in Russia. This makes us potentially 60% self-sufficient.

Mondi Forests

Komatiland Forests
Komatiland Forests (KLF) owns and manages the prime softwood saw log forestry assets in the Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal provinces of South Africa. KLF came about through the restructuring of the commercial forestry assets of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) and South African Forestry Company Ltd (SAFCOL). The company boasts a long and profitable history with its plantations already in rotation. An integral part of the South African Forestry Industry since the early 1900s, Komatiland Forests commenced operations as an independent business unit in November 2001. The principal objective of the company is the long term and sustainable development of its assets in line with acceptable management practices and conservation principles.

Komatiland Forests

National Empowerment Fund
The NEF’s role is to support BB-BEE. As the debate concerning what constitutes meaningful and sustainable BB-BEE evolves, the NEF anticipates future funding and investment requirements to help Black individuals, communities and businesses achieve each element of the Codes of Good Practice. These include a focus on preferential procurement, broadening the reach of Black equity ownership, transformation in management and staff and preventing the dilution of Black shareholding.

National Empowerment Fund

RMB
RMB is a diversified financial services brand encompassing investment banking, fund management, private wealth management and advisory services. All businesses in the RMB brand stable form part of the wider FirstRand Group.

RMB

Sappi
Sappi Forests has some 527,000 hectares of land under direct and indirect management, of which 380,000 hectares are forested. More than 34 million tons of timber stands on this land. Sappi’s owned plantations provide 70% of the wood needs of our Southern African businesses.

Sappi

Export Trading Co.Ltd. (Tanzania)
Through our extensive infrastructure of warehouses and partnerships with farmers, Export Trading Company purchases commodities at farm gate, cleans, processes, markets and mobilizes to meet the needs of the international market. Proven competencies and investments in the areas of Procuring, Warehousing and Logistics have enabled Export Trading Company to provide a comprehensive basket of services at every stage of the supply chain. We continue to increase our investments and infrastructure with particular emphasis to creating partnerships with farmers through supply of farm inputs and contract farming.

Export Trading Co.Ltd. (Tanzania)

BedrockMS
As we stand today these are Bedrock’s vital statistics: We operate primarily in mining support , dunnage and palette and crating markets Number of employees: 2 000 employees Timber production: volumes: 500, 000 tons Major contracts with Anglo platinum; Gold Fields and Lonmin Geographic footprint: Mills from Louis Trichardt in the north; along the entire timber belt to Northern Natal… Skills: a great mixture of experience and; professionalism makes this team an unbeatable one!

BedrockMS

Standard Bank
Standard Bank is a leading African banking group focused on emerging markets globally. The Corporate & Investment Banking division provides banking, finance, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services to larger corporates, financial institutions and international counterparties in developing economies around the world. We have specific sector expertise in industries relevant to our global footprint, with strong sector value propositions in: mining & metals; oil, gas & renewables; telecommunications & media; power & infrastructure; agribusiness and Financial Institutions.

Standard Bank

Agri-Vie
Agri-Vie is a private equity investment fund focused on agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa. The fund’s mission is to generate an above average investment return, as well as demonstrable socio-economic development impacts through equity investments in agribusinesses. The fund’s vision is to be a catalyst for sustainable growth through investing in one of the foundation sectors of Africa’s economies. The fund seeks to realise this vision through deploying development capital and management know-how according to sound investment and business principles.

Agri-Vie

York Timbers
York Timber Holdings Limited (“York”) is a forest products enterprise. The company was incorporated in 1916 and has been listed on the JSE since 1946.

York Timbers

APSD (Ghana)
APSD has been established by Erling Lorentzen, in association with Helge Pedersen and Finn Tvede Jacobsen, to promote and facilitate forestry-based industrial investments in Africa.

APSD (Ghana)

Borneo Pulp & Paper (Malaysia)
APP has formed a joint venture with the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation, under a new company, Borneo Pulp and Paper Sdn Bhd (BPP). The new company will implement the construction of a 866 250 ADt/a bleached hardwood kraft pulp mill at a site near Bintulu in Sarawak.

Borneo Pulp & Paper (Malaysia)

Merensky
Merensky plantations comprise both pine and eucalyptus, totaling ca 74,000 hectares, across South Africa. Our plantations are the largest privately owned managed on a sawlog rotation. Adhering to and often exceeding local and international standards for environmentally sustainable forestry management practices; the Merensky plantations continue to provide the highest quality timber to both the local and international markets.

Merensky

BTG Pactual
BTG Pactual brings more than 30 years of experience to the management of 1.7 million acres of commercial timberlands in Latin America, the USA, Europe and Africa, representing assets and commitments of nearly US$3 billion.

BTG Pactual

Stoneguard Group
At Silva Ortus, we believe that to be a truly sustainable company we must look beyond regulatory compliance to mitigate our environmental and social impact. In fact, equally balancing environmental, social and economic responsibilities is fundamental to Silva Ortus’ long-term competitiveness.

Stoneguard Group

Negris Group
The Negris Group was established about three and a half decades ago originally as Capital Equipment Company Limited. Today, Negris provides integrated energy solutions through its Strategic Business Units to the oil, gas, energy and industrial sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Negris Group

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