Why we choose to use Hoop Pine over Radiata Pine.
In Hoop plantations, an understorey can develop which, at least for a few decades under present cutting regimes, provides habitat for other species (of plants and animals), whereas the ground in Radiata plantations is usually covered in a layer of highly acidic pine needles and a few hardy (exotic) weeds, but is otherwise barren. Native plants and animals just cannot make a go of it in or under these trees. (Go into a radiata plantation: more often than not, all you will hear is the wind sighing in the trees – no birdsong.)
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Forest Management from our timber suppliers website.
Our commitment to good forest stewardship is built upon the values of our investors, customers, the community and our employees. We are proud of our independently certified forest management system, which provides the basis for our environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability.
Forest Management Certification
Our forest management practices are independently accredited to internationally recognised certification standards providing customers, stakeholders, neighbours and other forest visitors with the assurance that our forest assets are managed sustainably with regard to economic, environmental, social and cultural requirements.
For more information about our FSC ® certification, see a copy of our FSC Statement of Certification.