Sustainable forestry is about protecting and managing forests to provide natural resources like wood and clean water that we need now and in the future. It also means maintaining other things we value from the forest, such as wildlife habitat and beautiful scenery. Sustainable forestry is about all parts of the forest - trees, smaller plants, soils, wildlife and water. It includes protecting forests from wildfires, pests and diseases and protecting unique or special forests.

Sustainable forestry involves thinking ahead. Thinking about which trees will remain after the harvest is just as important as thinking about which trees to cut down.

A sustainable forest is one that is carefully managed during felling, which is replaced by seedlings that eventually grow into mature trees. This is a carefully and skillfully managed system. The forest is a working environment that produces wood products such as wood pulp for the paper/cardboard industry and wood-based materials for the furniture manufacturing and construction industry. Great care is taken to ensure the safety of wildlife and to protect the natural environment.