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Guidance Note Carpenter Bees and how to control them

Carpenter bees are species in the genus Xylocopa that include some 500 bees and are found on every continent except Antarctica. They resemble bumblebees as they are similar in size, i.e. 12-25 mm long, but they are not bumblebees. They are mainly black in colour but can range from greenish-black to blueish black or purple in colour, with white or yellow markings on the top of their bodies.

SAWPA | Disposal of Treated Wood

Disposal of treated wood guidance note. Treated wood waste includes treated wood debris from construction activities and may include trimmings, offcuts, scrap and sawdust. Treated wood waste also includes demolition products that have been permanently removed from use, e.g. decks, fences, docks and vineyard poles.

Understanding Hazard Classes

According to NRCS VC 9092, The Compulsory Specification for Preservative Treated Timber, any preservative treated timber product claiming to be preservative treated must be branded as specified in the relevant SANS product standards. An important part of the brand is the Hazard Class, which indicates the service conditions to which the product is exposed and the level of treatment or level of protection that must be applied to the wood. The Hazard Classes have been defined as follows…


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