Forest overview

The development of forestry practices

  • Deforestation does not exist in Quebec’s public forests. It does not occur in the forest under management.
  • In Quebec, natural regeneration is given priority when trees are harvested. Roughly 80% of the forests regenerate naturally. Replanting takes place only where necessary, in 20% of cases. Approximately 130 million seedlings are planted yearly.
  • Less than 1% of the forest is harvested each year.