Stage Three: Seeding
Once the soil bed has been prepared with the regeneration burn, seeds are then spread across the prepared areas, either via seed trees left during harvesting, or by hand or helicopter.
GPS technology is used for the most accurate seeding as it gives a higher chance of successfully regrowing the forest.
The way we grow trees replicates that which happens in nature. Seeds are collected from the areas they are to regrow in to ensure the same mix of species return to that area.
The tree then organically grow through a survival of the fittest process whereby natural selection occurs and of the 200,000 seeds sown per hectare only 10,000 seedlings might germinate.
In another 50 to 60 years there will be around 300 trees per hectare left as part of the growing forest. This is all done through a natural, organic process and we don’t use herbicides or insecticides of any kind.