Island Timberlands appreciates that forestry is more than cutting trees. When we take care of our forests, they take care of us:
Island Timberlands is in it for the long haul. Our plans are generated to be future-focused yet flexible. We:
- Make projections for our forests decades in advance.
- Adjust to respond to new information, conditions and demands.
- Keep up with current regulations, research and best practices.
- Use innovative technologies to gather data about our trees and their environment.
We minimize impact on the environment.
|Island Timberlands only harvests what we will use. Maintaining the integrity of our forests is better for the environment and the trees we grow. We:
Island Timberlands gives our trees the chance to thrive. It is crucial that our delicate young trees are carefully planted and protected. We:
- Prevent the intentional and unintentional destruction of seedlings and their habitat.
- Plant at the right time of year with the right level of soil moisture to encourage optimal shoot and root growth.
- Select suitable, natural species which are native to our region and thrive in our environment.
- Safeguard from pests and invasive, non-native species which can stifle early survival:
Island Timberlands takes a step back from our forests. After nursing our trees through early survival, the right approach is to leave them to do what they do best – grow! We:
- Minimize disruption in the forest ecosystem by our staff and the public.
- Allow respectful, safe access to our lands which isn’t destructive to natural habitats.
- Keep others informed of the importance of leaving a forest “free to grow”.
- Only intervene in order to maintain balance and encourage symbiotic relationships between all components of the ecosystem: