Harvest

BFE has a strategic plan, backed by growth modelling, for the harvest of plantations in a sustainable manner. This includes the purchase of third party (private) wood. The harvesting of plantations will occur nominally on a 10 year clear fall rotation. An annually updated two year harvest schedule is prepared in advance of all planned harvesting. Plantation harvest generally follows consecutive planting years as they reach rotational age.

Information on harvesting dates is captured for the second rotation to track woodflow information for the second rotation.

Prior to the commencement of any harvesting operations BFE completes an in depth harvest plan applicable to that particular plantation. The harvest plan will cover topics such as haulage routes, roading requirements, sites of significance and high conservation values.