There is nothing more important than having a plan for the future. A substantial plan, smartly divided into phases, so one can continuously see results and be as enthusiastic as in the beginning. Such a goal is the restauration and sustainable management of forests that help address biodiversity issues and climate-change, with a strong focus on the CO2 capacity of wood and wooden products.
On 21 March, we all celebrate the International Day of Forests under one brilliant key message: "Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being."
HS Timber Group has adhered to such a concept years ago and is now proud to see its afforestation endeavour maturing. Together with the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava and the Forest Administrators’ Association (AAP), the company started in 2017 a reforestation programme that helps owners of forest land areas with regeneration difficulties, who don’t have the resources needed for reforestation.
Nowadays, the programme reached a point where it was taken over by the Tomorrow’s Forest Foundation, whose mission is to contribute to the protection and the responsible management of forests and the development of a sustainable forestry economy in Romania. HS Timber Group continues to financially support this reforestation initiative and will do so until the programme is completed.
The project aims to plant one million seedlings in five years and has so far reached a completion rate of 60%. Forest maintenance and monitoring activities will continue for an additional three years, to ensure that the young forest vegetation grows naturally.
Sustainably managed forests also play a crucial role in contributing to the fight against the climate crisis. The economic use of wood supports the storage of CO2, as well as fighting poverty in rural areas, via their production role, education, research, development and innovation in forestry and the wood industry.
On the International Day of Forests we should all be reminded about the multiple functions forests have.
Join all of us in an effort to implement the substantial plan that we have: healthy, sustainably-managed forests that provide and protect our future!
If you are new to the concept of forest restauration and would like to find out more about it, you can watch the wonderful video produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Happy International Day of Forests!