Sustainability underpins good forest management and, through careful planning and replanting, VicForests ensures that any forest area we harvest is regenerated for the future enjoyment of generations to come.
These areas are sown with the same species that were present prior to harvesting. This is usually achieved using seed collected from the area, however when this is not possible, we carefully select seed of similar origin from our extensive seed store. We consider important traits such as provenance, elevation and aspect to achieve the best outcomes.
Forest regeneration is an extensive and carefully managed process, which generally takes up to three years to complete.