Forest lifecycle

Forests are long-term commitments. Timely forest management, forest certification and biodiversity management are good examples of how forest owners can act sustainably to safeguard and develop this resource for future generations.

Forest life cycles can be more than 100 years. The better a forest is managed, the more its value will grow. Forest management includes taking care of seedlings and young tree stands after regeneration, and maintenance of the forest throughout its life cycle.

In tree breeding, the best trees are selected to produce seeds. Trees from processed seeds and seedling materials grow 10-30% faster than average. Further growth means faster carbon sequestration, which is essential for slowing down climate change. Forest owners benefit from faster growth and higher yield.

Forest life cycle:

  • New forest; planting tree seedlings or natural regeneration of forest
  • Early thinning; make space for the growth of tree seedlings
  • Seedling care to reduce overcrowding
  • Thinning
  • Harvesting
  • Forest regeneration

It's helpful for forest owners to be familiar with the basics of forest management. Our forest professionals can advise the right measures for your forest at the right time.

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