Schweighofer to support a forest regeneration project in Romania

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Holzindustrie Schweighofer (HS) supports the Association of Forest Administrators (AFA) and ”Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava in Tomorrow’s Forest replanting project. The project will will help private and community forest owners regenerate degraded forest surfaces all over Romania in the next 7 years.

According to the announcement, Tomorrow’s Forest responds to an urgent need for reforestation on private or local administrations’ properties. Forest lands were restituted in several stages and various situations have led to forest degradation in some cases. Subsidies are in place for afforestation of degraded agricultural land but not for replanting on such areas.

Dan Bănacu, General Manager of Holzindustrie Schweighofer Romania, commented: “We are committed to sustainable forestry in Romania and therefore actively support Tomorrow’s Forest, as a project that will help degraded land become forests again.”

Replanting will take place in spring and/or autumn each year depending on locations, species and weather conditions while aftercare operations will continue for several years in all selected locations.

The Schweighofer Group owns 14,666 hectares of forest in Romania in the areas around Hunedoara, Gorj, Valcea, Prahova, Buzau, Vrancea, Neamt and Suceava.