Forest Restoration with Ecological Principles

“To succeed in reforestation, our process is based on forest ecology.”

Our planting and maintenance of reforestation site is based on forest ecological principles as a practice guidance, for instance

  • Understanding the nature of plant species
  • Applying natural succession to save energy and time in planting and maintenance
  • Understanding natural causes of plant diseases to recover with biological methods

For every reforestation, we will proceed 3 main steps as follows:

  1. Surveying a project site to assess factors and risks for effective reforestation and post-planting maintenance planning. Knowing the holistic information of our target site will give us the opportunity to design the method and process of reforestation specifically for each site, to select appropriate native plant species, and to prepare sufficient resources for planting and seedlings maintenance until they can adapt and survive in challenging environment. Moreover, we can design preventive and responsive plans for the probability of severe risks that could cause a tremendous damage to our site, to increase the highest chance for our reforestation success.
  2. Preparing good quality seedlings and effective transplanting are 2 important components to achieve reforestation. Fundamental factors for good quality seedlings are the selection of good quality mother trees, the application of microorganisms to enhance the growth and health of seedlings, the appropriate age of seedlings for transplanting, and the hardening process before transplanting to help seedlings adapt to severe soil and weather condition and prepare their condition for other challenges in the field. Another very important step is the transplanting of seedlings. It must be done very carefully to prevent root shocking. If our seedlings can survive after transplanting, they will be able and ready to continue their growth.
  3. Post-planting maintenance and growth monitoring. In order to restore forest successfully, many people misunderstand that only planting is required. However, in the first 1-3 years after planting or more in some cases, forest seedlings still require post-planting tending similar with fruit trees or other agricultural crops to cope with challenges, such as drought, weeds, pests, until our forest seedlings can overcome all challenges and survive without our protection.