The working forest where protected areas are conserved and HCV areas are maintained

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Harvesting

There are different types of silviculture systems – from continuous forest cover with selective loggings to full forest stand rotations with regeneration cuts. In commercial forests, regeneration cuts are more common, creating a mosaic of forest landscapes of varying age and species which fit within a network of protected and other HCV areas.

Boreal forests
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Temperate forests
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Plantation forests
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Boreal forests

1-4 m3/ha/year Typical annual yield

Boreal forests are globally, nationally and locally significant. They provide habitat for important species, generate vital carbon stocks and contribute to the wellbeing of local communities, along with other forest products and services.

Sustainable intensification can increase wood fibre yields from commercial areas while mimicking natural forest dynamics, thereby maintaining ecosystem services for the future. This effective forest management results in a mosaic of intensively managed areas mixed with areas of natural forest regeneration, areas of HCV that are never harvested, including protective buffer zones along rivers and other sensitive areas.

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model

 

Temperate forests

5-10 m3/ha/year Typical annual yield

Temperate forests have a long history of human interaction and boast high levels of urbanisation. Nowadays temperate forests in much of the northern hemisphere are expanding. They vary enormously in the kinds of plant life they support and are host to a full range of forest products and services, providing important multiple-use forestry. Many temperate forest lands are privately owned and forestry operations tend to be small or medium.

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model 

 

 

Plantation forests

11-55 m3/ha/year Typical annual yield

Plantation forestry is the most intensive and productive type of forestry, with yields of up to 10 times more than that of natural forests. Responsibly managed plantations, scattered with well-designed ecological networks, contribute positively to local communities and the environment, including water security. Improved management of wetlands, grasslands and other open areas, the control of alien invasive plant species, efforts to prevent erosion, and other measures all contribute to maintaining the environmental services in plantation forestry. We believe that well-managed plantations hold the key to meeting the world’s growing demand for wood.

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model

 

Planting and natural regeneration

Regeneration is achieved by planting young trees or naturally retaining seed trees or undergrowth. Planting involves complex technology to develop planting material, with the survival/succession rate is dependent on the quality of planting techniques. Effective natural regeneration requires imitation of natural forest dynamics.

Boreal forests
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Temperate forests
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Plantation forests
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Boreal forests

1-4 m3/ha/year Typical annual yield

Boreal forests are globally, nationally and locally significant. They provide habitat for important species, generate vital carbon stocks and contribute to the wellbeing of local communities, along with other forest products and services.

Sustainable intensification can increase wood fibre yields from commercial areas while mimicking natural forest dynamics, thereby maintaining ecosystem services for the future. This effective forest management results in a mosaic of intensively managed areas mixed with areas of natural forest regeneration, areas of HCV that are never harvested, including protective buffer zones along rivers and other sensitive areas.

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model

 

Temperate forests

5-10 m3/ha/year Typical annual yield

Temperate forests have a long history of human interaction and boast high levels of urbanisation. Nowadays temperate forests in much of the northern hemisphere are expanding. They vary enormously in the kinds of plant life they support and are host to a full range of forest products and services, providing important multiple-use forestry. Many temperate forest lands are privately owned and forestry operations tend to be small or medium.

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model 

 

 

Plantation forests

11-55 m3/ha/year Typical annual yield

Plantation forestry is the most intensive and productive type of forestry, with yields of up to 10 times more than that of natural forests. Responsibly managed plantations, scattered with well-designed ecological networks, contribute positively to local communities and the environment, including water security. Improved management of wetlands, grasslands and other open areas, the control of alien invasive plant species, efforts to prevent erosion, and other measures all contribute to maintaining the environmental services in plantation forestry. We believe that well-managed plantations hold the key to meeting the world’s growing demand for wood.

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model

 

Growing and protecting

In addition to reforestation, the productivity and health of forest stands need to be maintained to maturity. The vigorous growth of young trees depends on reducing competition from weeds and building resistance to natural disturbances such as pests, disease, wind damage, droughts and fires.

Boreal forests
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Temperate forests
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Plantation forests
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Boreal forests

1-4 m3/ha/year Typical annual yield

Boreal forests are globally, nationally and locally significant. They provide habitat for important species, generate vital carbon stocks and contribute to the wellbeing of local communities, along with other forest products and services.

Sustainable intensification can increase wood fibre yields from commercial areas while mimicking natural forest dynamics, thereby maintaining ecosystem services for the future. This effective forest management results in a mosaic of intensively managed areas mixed with areas of natural forest regeneration, areas of HCV that are never harvested, including protective buffer zones along rivers and other sensitive areas.

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model

 

Temperate forests

5-10 m3/ha/year Typical annual yield

Temperate forests have a long history of human interaction and boast high levels of urbanisation. Nowadays temperate forests in much of the northern hemisphere are expanding. They vary enormously in the kinds of plant life they support and are host to a full range of forest products and services, providing important multiple-use forestry. Many temperate forest lands are privately owned and forestry operations tend to be small or medium.

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model 

 

 

Plantation forests

11-55 m3/ha/year Typical annual yield

Plantation forestry is the most intensive and productive type of forestry, with yields of up to 10 times more than that of natural forests. Responsibly managed plantations, scattered with well-designed ecological networks, contribute positively to local communities and the environment, including water security. Improved management of wetlands, grasslands and other open areas, the control of alien invasive plant species, efforts to prevent erosion, and other measures all contribute to maintaining the environmental services in plantation forestry. We believe that well-managed plantations hold the key to meeting the world’s growing demand for wood.

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model

 

Sustainable annual supply of mature trees

In a working forest, average annual harvests do not exceed annual growth, providing a continuous supply of forest products. Protected and other HCV areas are maintained or enhanced.

Boreal forests
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Temperate forests
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Plantation forests
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Boreal forests

1-4 m3/ha/year Typical annual yield

Boreal forests are globally, nationally and locally significant. They provide habitat for important species, generate vital carbon stocks and contribute to the wellbeing of local communities, along with other forest products and services.

Sustainable intensification can increase wood fibre yields from commercial areas while mimicking natural forest dynamics, thereby maintaining ecosystem services for the future. This effective forest management results in a mosaic of intensively managed areas mixed with areas of natural forest regeneration, areas of HCV that are never harvested, including protective buffer zones along rivers and other sensitive areas.

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model

 

Temperate forests

5-10 m3/ha/year Typical annual yield

Temperate forests have a long history of human interaction and boast high levels of urbanisation. Nowadays temperate forests in much of the northern hemisphere are expanding. They vary enormously in the kinds of plant life they support and are host to a full range of forest products and services, providing important multiple-use forestry. Many temperate forest lands are privately owned and forestry operations tend to be small or medium.

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model 

 

 

Plantation forests

11-55 m3/ha/year Typical annual yield

Plantation forestry is the most intensive and productive type of forestry, with yields of up to 10 times more than that of natural forests. Responsibly managed plantations, scattered with well-designed ecological networks, contribute positively to local communities and the environment, including water security. Improved management of wetlands, grasslands and other open areas, the control of alien invasive plant species, efforts to prevent erosion, and other measures all contribute to maintaining the environmental services in plantation forestry. We believe that well-managed plantations hold the key to meeting the world’s growing demand for wood.

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model

 

The working forest where protected areas are conserved and HCV areas are maintained

Forest products & services

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    Food
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    Medicine
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    Wood-based products
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    Wood biomass
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    Habitat
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    Employment and wellbeing
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    Recreation and culture
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    Biodiversity

 

Climate benefits

Cleans air
  • Absorbs CO2
  • Stores carbon
  • Releases oxygen
Regulates water
  • Slows run-off
  • Releases water vapour
  • Cools the environment

 

Read more about our ‘Biodiversity and ecosystems’ work in our Growing Responsibly model.

 

 

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