Integrated Forest Management
There is a growing awareness of the need for more trees in our productive landscapes. This includes a demand for a greater range of species to be planted, and a greater interest in growing trees for multiple benefits. These benefits include timber production, biodiversity restoration, carbon sequestration, shelter, soil, water and nutrient conservation, amenity and recreation.
There is also a growing interest in forest management regimes which employ low impact, continuous canopy and shelterwood systems, to complement the more conventional NZ forestry systems based on exotic single-species clearcutting.
Tomorrow’s Forests has developed an integrated approach to land management. This approach involves assessing the landscape and it’s physical characteristics then incorporating species and management regimes to best suit the site and management objectives. These management objectives invariably cover economic, environmental and social aspects and requirements.
When developing Integrated forest management solutions Tomorrow’s Forests draws from the whole palette of species and management options available for any given land area.