Offsets that make a real difference in the environment.
We plant mixed, native species including pine, spruce and Douglas fir. We apply best practices in silviculture and forest health management and carefully consider soil type, seed region and climate to ensure that our forests get a good start and will be viable in the long term. We work hard to make sure that our forests resemble the naturally occurring forest as much as possible; we work for ecosystem value, not timber value.
We make sure that site stratification and planning takes into account opportunities for wildlife habitat and bio-diversity. We also make sure that we create opportunities to allow other tree species – particularly deciduous species – to encroach in project areas and support regeneration that is as natural as possible.
We carefully consider the habitat and ecological values of the land we use to develop projects. For instance, we make sure that our forests connect to existing stands in order to provide continuous wildlife habitat. We select land has favourable conditions for forest health and low threat risk from fire, disease and insects.