Forestation

This mainly includes plantations in the forest cultivation area and forest renovations. The variety selection, plantation maintenance and wood production regulations are relatively strict. We recommend consulting the local forestry authority on the possibilities.

Energy (Biomass) Plantations

Typically established on arable land, where wood is produced for energy purposes (chips, firewood). For both purposes we recommend our ‘Express’ White Willow and our ‘Turbo’ Black Locust, which produce faster growth than conventional varieties, in order to achieve the desired target size sooner.

Technology Transfer

A more serious level of cooperation, during which the cultivation technology of the propagation material, the technical and technological know-how is transferred within the parameters of a licensing agreement. As our varieties are patent protected, it is only after gaining such a license that you can start propagating the varieties yourself. All such deals are based on unique parameters.

Industrial wood plantations

Plantations established in a wide network using intensive cultivation technologies with varieties specifically propagated for this purpose, with the aim of producing the highest quality industrial hardwood in the shortest amount of time. These are generally capital intensive investments due to the more expensive vegetative propagation material, but the expected yields and return on investment is also order of magnitudes higher than when using common varieties. Our company offers unique varieties for the establishment of high-yielding industrial wood plantations (see Black Locust ‘Turbo Obelisk’, Salix alba ‘Corvinus’). If you need any further information, please contact us at info@silvanusforestry.com

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

CO2 sequestration 

Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through sustainable forestry and by producing high quality industrial timber and wood products, which ensure long-term and durable carbon removal. Our varieties can be used for establishing plantations to issue carbon offset certification using a variety of known methodologies and market standards, including biochar carbon removal. 

Climate resilience 

Our mission is to extend forest cover that can withstand the adverse effects of climate change with plantation forestry using selectively bred varieties, which will also thrive in the future when climate impacts will no longer make it possible for many other species to survive.  

We are planting varieties that are drought tolerant, can tolerate low quality soils and are less likely to be threatened by pests and diseases in most climates.