Forestry Management Assistance
Taking Care of our Partners
WestRock has earned a reputation for taking a proactive approach in supporting the long-term planning and management of sustainable forests. WestRock foresters assist landowners with a variety of activities aimed at enhancing the health and vigor of their forestlands. Our landowner assistance work involves providing advice on the implementation of responsibly managed, planned harvests and reforestation activities.
“The general public may see an over-mature forest and believe it should be protected. However, a forestry professional would recognize an unhealthy forest susceptible to disease or forest pests,” said Eric Smith, Forest Certification Manager at WestRock. “We not only see the forests as they are today, but have the knowledge to know what they can be in the future. This long-term philosophy helps our landowners create sustainable forests that benefit everyone.”
WestRock provides a vital market for fiber and forestry expertise to landowners, which encourages them to maintain their lands as healthy and productive forests rather than converting them for development or other uses. Our efforts help support the claim by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that “there are more trees on U.S. land today than there were 100 years ago.”