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Felling and reforestation standards

The Felling and Reforestation Standards describe the universal standards that apply to all felling (thinning, clearfelling) and reforestation projects on all sites, undertaken under a felling licence issued by the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine.

These Standards deal with the following topics:

  • Harvest Plan including key considerations 
  • Pre-commencement awareness
  • Contingency plan
  • Exclusion zones
  • Silt and sediment control
  • Temporary water crossings
  • Managing extraction
  • Other measures
  • Timing of operations
  • Monitoring
  • Reforestation
  • Minimum setbacks at reforestation
  • Preparation, storage and use of potentially hazardous material
  • Post-operation works

The following appendices are available:

  • Template Harvest Plan
  • Sample Harvest Plan
  • Template Contingency Plan for forestry operations
  • Example of a barrier site trap
  • Example of a monitoring record
  • Reforestation objectives

Relevant publication: