Forest Plantation
  • Licence for Planted Forest : total 310,713 ha for 60 years.
    • LPF/0002 – 7,703 ha (Nov 1997)
    • LPF/0010 – 107,485 ha (Dec 1998)
    • LPF/0040 – 193,747 ha (Oct 2005)
  • Planted area : 37,008 ha (31 December 2016)
  • 2017 Target : 1,336 ha new plantings
  • Rotation period : 10 – 15 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 AreaMap

Click to enlarge

Forest
     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
  1. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  2. General Plantation Planning – Detailed Planning & PEC
  3. High conservation value forest (HCVF) study- 2011
  4. Survey Demarcation
  5. Forest Plantation Nursery
  6. Land Clearing
  7. Field Planting
  8. Plantation Silviculture
  9. Growth Monitoring – PSP
  10. Quarterly Environmental Monitoring & Water Sampling
Map
Map

Click to enlarge