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Sustainable Forest Management

Forest management systems are based on the best science and backed by continuous research. Science is used to derive the best regeneration, the best silviculture and the most appropriate harvesting methods.

The main goal of sustainable forest management is to ensure that an area of forest and all the values within it exist for perpetuity.  Another aim is to provide services to humanity such as; timber, honey, recreational opportunities, community forests, biodiversity, ecosystem services and other forest products.

The best available science is used to adaptively manage the values in our forests.  This means foresters and scientists are always using the best knowledge to improve how forests are managed.  Forest managers are always looking for better ways of doing things.

Forest Growth Cycle

Forests are not static, they are in a constant state of change.   Read more...

Harvesting Methods

Forests are harvested in different ways depending on their forest type.  Read more...


Forestry research is constantly being undertaken by a range of organisations across a variety of different fields.  Read more...

Water Quality

Forests impact on water quality and yield. Healthy forests distribute water runoff and improve water quality.   Read more...

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