ONEFORTYONE Plantations presented to Mount Gambier City Council at Tuesday’s monthly meeting.
Elected members put Green Triangle general manager Willie van Niekerk and OFO sustainability and corporate affairs manager Anne Kerr in the hot seat, asking questions about domestic supply, sustainability and rumoured excessive harvesting.
“In terms of sustainability, we model the forest and project 75 years in advance,” Mr van Niekerk said.
“We look at how many trees we will have, the expected density of the trees, customer demand and how we will meet that – it’s a fairly rigorous process.”
He said OneFortyOne had planted over 16 million trees in the past