VicForests re-grows the forest in all areas where harvesting takes place and each area is monitored to ensure the forest returns to maturity and is left to grow and to be enjoyed by the public for many years.
All areas are sown with seed that is collected in the same area that timber harvesting has taken place and in proportion to the original species mix that was there prior to harvesting.
The regeneration of our forests is a detailed process which can take more than three years to complete successfully, before allowing the natural growth stage to continue with no further monitoring.
Regrowing our forests after harvesting is a vital component of our operations. We regrow the forests harvested to ensure that they can be enjoyed by future generations of the public and sustainably managed by the forest management leaders of tomorrow.
Each year VicForests collects Eucalyptus seed, which is placed into storage for future regeneration programs.
Over the past five years, this seed in storage has also been used to grow over 8,300 hectares of native forest that was killed by severe bushfire.