Uneven-aged forest management
We combine trees of different ages to promote biodiversity and avoid clear-cutting at the end of their life cycle.
The production of timber is possible through this continuous cover forest management, which preserves the soil as well as the diversity of animal and plant species. There is no abrupt forest intervention in this way.
We avoid monoculture forests. Instead, we plant a variety of species to improve the natural resilience of our forests.
All of our forestry plans are mapped out with a principal species in mind (the target species), one or two secondary species, and accompanying species to add diversity. This system promotes the health of the ecosystems in our forests.
We never use any pesticides in our forests. Saplings are protected by a natural repellent and temporary fencing. Trico (the natural repellent we treat our saplings with) is made from sheep fat which naturally rebuffs ungulates, or hoofed animals — the saplings' main predators. In places where grazing is a more prevalent issue, fencing is installed around the saplings until they have matured.
Our ecologists conduct inventories to determine which species need to be protected and which measures to implement. We monitor the progress of our actions over time. We conduct an Index for Biodiversity (IBP), an inventory report for biodiversity in all of our forests when possible to determine their optimal biodiversity conditions. After a few years, a follow-up inventory tells us if the biodiversity of that forest has been enriched.
1.2 million trees sustainably managed
225 beehives installed
Social impact in forest communities