| Service on boards and committees
Forest and Wood Science
PA Ackerman: Founding member and chairperson of the International Precision Forestry Working Group with Prof Peter Scheiss (Washington State University) and Prof Walter Warkotsch (Technical University München).
Prof BV Bredenkamp: Chairperson of the Tree Advisory Committee of the Integrated Development Plan of the Stellenbosch Municipality (re-appointed);
member of the Editorial Committee of the Southern Hemisphere Forestry Journal;
member of the National Champion Tree Advisory Board.
Dr WP Chirwa: member of the SA National Agroforestry Education Committee; Serves on Referring Group: Water Research Commission (WRC) project: Agroforestry.
Dr B du Toit: Chairperson of the Western Cape Branch of the Southern African Institute of Forestry.
D Längin: Assistant Co-ordinator of IUFRO Educational group, Division 6, Group 6.15.00, South African Standards Generating Body (SGB).
Dr M Meincken: Member of the Management Board of the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies.
JH Mortimer: National Chairperson of the SA Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA); Chairperson of the ZA DryQ-council; Chairperson of Furntech Trustees and Council.
Prof T Rypstra: Observer status on Paper Manufacturers’ Association (PAMSA).
JPJ Swart: Observer status on Paper Manufacturers’ Association (PAMSA).
In his capacity as chairperson of the Tree Advisory Committee of the Integrated Development plan for Stellenbosch, Prof. Brian Bredenkamp plays an active role in the conservation and advancement of urban forests in and around Stellenbosch and Franschhoek as wel as other satellite town in the region, with special emphasis on planting trees (e.g. Tree planting week activities) in prevously disadvantaged areas.