Harvesting sustainably means harvesting less than 1.6 per cent of the forested area each year. Across the Acadian Forest, a 60-year average rotation between harvests ensures that we never run out of trees.
When trees are ready, they are harvested and transported to mills to be turned into forest products.
The choice of how and when to harvest each acre is carefully considered by our foresters. Our foresters review the species and age of the trees, soils and regeneration plans to decide if the area is fit to be clear cut or by selection harvesting methods. Before harvesting, consideration for any site-specific plant or wildlife is taken and followed by action to protect water, recreation and aesthetics. Less than 50 per cent of harvested areas are clearcut.