- Licence for Planted Forest : total 310,713 ha for 60 years.
- LPF/0002 – 7,703 ha (Nov 1997)
- LPF/0010 – 108,125 ha (Dec 1998)
- LPF/0040 – 194,885 ha (Oct 2005)
- Planted area : 35,020 ha (December 2013)
- 2014 Target : 1,650 ha new plantings
- Rotation period : 10 – 12 years
- Forest plantation licences (LPF) issued only on previously disturbed/logged areas forest which are outside of gazetted Totally Protected Areas (TPA) such as National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Reserves.
- Within the plantation licences, forest plantation is only established on terrain conducive for forest plantation development.
- Integrated landscape management is practiced in forest plantation licences with 70 % of project areas conserved as stream buffer, HCV reserves, steep terrain, and green belts for fauna and biodiversity conservation.
|Forest Plantation Area
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Why Forest Plantations?
- To set up a renewable forest resource base to meet the raw material requirements of the group’s downstream processing activities using fast growing plantation timber species with rotation of 10 – 15 years.
- To supplement raw material inputs with higher yielding/ productive renewable resources thereby relieving logging on natural tropical forests which has a longer regeneration cycle compared to forest plantations, thus contributing to sustainability.
Forest Plantation Development Policy
- Adherence to EIA and quarterly environmental monitoring.
- HCVF assessment by 3rd party independent consultants as a pre-entry operation from 2011.
- Establish forest plantation in areas not exceeding 35° slope.
- Establishing riparian belts.
- Conserving areas under High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) – wildlife corridors, watershed for local communities, saltlick, burial grounds, religious sites, communal forest for non-timber forest products, and tagang.
- Excluding areas subject to native customary right (NCR) claims in accordance to Land Code & common practices; gazetted communal reserves; alienated land, and other sites as specified by EIA & Licence conditions.
- Ta Ann carries out consultation with local communities for operations that affect or may affect their land, livelihood, religious and cultural sites, and source of water.
- Ta Ann respects and recognises local customs and Native Customary Rights as defined by regional laws such as the Land Code.
- Operations can only commence in areas of conflict (if any) after mutual consent and resolutions attained between company and the party concerned.
Stages of Forest Plantation Establishment
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- General Plantation Planning – Detailed Planning & PEC
- High conservation value forest (HCVF) study- 2011
- Survey Demarcation
- Forest Plantation Nursery
- Land Clearing
- Field Planting
- Plantation Silviculture
- Growth Monitoring – PSP
- Quarterly Environmental Monitoring & Water Sampling