Managing forests

The first step in the production of wood fuel is the planting and harvesting of wood in forests. The way this process is managed can have a big impact on the amount and quality of fuel that is eventually produced and on the ability of the forest to produce wood in the future.

Forestry management can also have financial impacts on the value of wood fuel recovered from sites and a cost-benefit analysis should be conducted before wood fuel production is considered.

The steps required for the efficient management of forests for wood fuel production include: