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Article written by: Martin Hatchuel CPRP

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From total destruction in the fires of 7 June, to “most successful festival ever” in just three months: the 2017 Knysna Timber Festival (29 September – 1 October) has been hailed as both a triumph, and a cathartic, life-affirming experience.

“The Knysna Timber Initiative decided at its very first meeting after the fires that the Festival would go ahead by hook or by crook – despite the fact that both the venue, Timber Village, and my home and office – with all the Festival documents and records - were completely burned to the ground,” said Festival manager, Picca de Bruin.

Recent news coverage of the successful 2017 Knysna Timber Festival

 

 

Article written by: Martin Hatchuel CPRP

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Two major industry players have signed up to exhibit at this year's Knysna Timber Festival (29 September to 1 October).

“The event will take place as #KnysnaRises after the fires that devastated the Garden Route in June, and we're expecting it to be an awesome and very positive opportunity for everyone who has an interest in timber – professionals, builders, woodworkers, hobbyists, and homeowners alike - to get together, to share ideas, and to inspire one another,” said festival manager Picca de Bruin.

Article written by: Martin Hatchuel CPRP

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The timber economy of the Garden Route is once again on the rise despite the devastation caused by the recent fires – and much of the impetus for this comes from the fact that people in the industry have begun to work together.

“There's a very positive energy in the industry these days, and we see the Timber Festival as a catalyst for this revival. It’s played a very valuable role in bringing people together,” said Jock McConnachie of Timber Village and the Knysna Timber Initiative, which owns the Festival.

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Knysna timber festival media release

The Knysna Timber Festival 2017 will go ahead as planned from 29 September to 1 October - and it’ll take place as usual at its traditional venue at Timber Village, despite the fact that Timber Village was burned to the ground during the town’s recent devastating fires.

The Knysna Timber Initiative - the organisers of the event - see this year’s Festival as an important milestone during which members of the industry can meet and help one another in restarting and re-growing the Garden Route’s hard-hit timber economy.

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