Forest planning

What is it about?

Forest planning provides an overview of the current state of a wooded area in order to prepare a development plan. This exercise may be done for private as well as public forests.

Any type of forest planning must be done under the supervision of a forest engineer, and it must bear their signature.

What for?

To better know a wooded area and what may become of it!

You have projects for your wooded area? Establishing a plan will allow you to know what to do for it to become what you wish! Or, you may not want to take any action in your wooded area? Forest planning will then show you how it will naturally evolve.

All this information is part of a management plan. Because the forest is a dynamic environment, the stands evolve, recommendations change, and such a plan has duration in time. It is usually valid for ten years. After that, we recommend that you do it again.

Did you say “private forest”?

If you own a woodlot privately, it is part of what we currently call a private forest.

Public forests are owned by the government.

Here is what I offer

  • An on-site visit
  • A report which can take the form of:
    • A forest management plan
    • A sylvicultural diagnosis
    • A stand prescription
    • Tree marking instructions
    • An implementation report
  • A plan adapted to your needs: one-year plan, five-year plan, simple management plan, wildlife-forest management plan, non timber forest produce plan (NTFP), etc.

Did you say “tree marking”?

Tree marking consists in marking trees with paint or ribbon in order to identify the ones to be cut or protected.

Forest planning
Map of a forest management plan.
Consulting services in environment and forest engineering | Dominic Roy