Each year more than 35 million new saplings are planted, which means that the total growing area in North America is increasing. On average, three new saplings are planted for every tree that is harvested. Every year, 30% more trees are planted than harvested.
In line with this proactive approach, the landowners comply with the mandatory requirement to replant within 3 years, and they also make sure that important species and habitats are completely restored.
Generally, landowners will even ensure faster growth within 12 to 18 months before wild plants have a chance to proliferate and block the sun.