Silviculture is defined as managing forest vegetation by controlling stand establishment, growth, composition, quality and structure, for the full range of forest resource objectives. At Canfor, we practice a wide range of silviculture activities designed to improve the productivity and value of our future forests.
We carefully site prepare cutover lands where required, reforest utilizing nursery stock grown from native seed, and control brush and weed species. Superior planting stock will be used when available.
Through proper silviculture practices, we achieve a number of forest management objectives. We improve a young forest's value as a provider of timber yields, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities. We decrease the chance of the forest becoming destroyed by fire, disease and insects.