It has been a privilege to work for Tolko the past 25 years. Participating in their innovative approach to silviculture and the resulting legacy of healthy plantations have helped to define our company and contributed to Zanzibar’s success.
A big part of this was due to Rob Dunmore’s vision. By involving our staff in the assessment processes of pay plots, stocking surveys and annual survival walk-throughs we were able to experience and take responsibility for successes and failures. This process delivered better microsite selection and planting quality and therefore better plantation performance and survival. We have now carried this approach throughout our company across all of our projects. This has translated into our project supervisors and senior staff being certified silvicultural surveyors and actively engaging in dialogue with clients about best practices and approaches for their operating areas.