After an area has been seeded it is actively monitored for around 18 months when VicForests conducts a regeneration survey to test the success of the regrowth. If regrowth has been successful it’s handed back to the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP).
DELWP will manage that area of forest until it matures over 50 -60 years and will eventually hand it back to VicForests to begin the process again. Figure 1 shows regeneration finalisation status by harvested area.
In the mean-time the forest is left for us and future generations to witness the beauty of a regenerating forest, and to enjoy it for many years to come.
Regeneration is a vital component of VicForests operations that sustains forests for future generations and meets the demand for locally sourced timber products.
VicForests is Australia’s largest supplier of native forest hardwood timber and it is important to the industry that we regrow all areas in order to continue to produce the same quality products.