Our company philosophy has always been one of fairness and honesty. We have directed these principles toward the clients we work for and the employees we work with. Our company has never taken on more work than we are certain we can manage, which has allowed us to stay small enough to offer personal service, yet large enough to maintain flexibility.
Zanzibar Holdings was founded on planting trees. However, over the past fifteen years we have diversified into many aspects of silviculture. By broadening our skill base we have been able to offer more value to our clients through the efficiencies of integrating related activities. We specialize in creative, cost-effective solutions that are practical for the field.
Zanzibar takes great pride in the results of its work. Our goal is to develop long-term relationships with our clients and our employees. Quality is achieved by building a rapport with our clients to achieve their desired results. We are committed to excellence. Our clients recognize this and we have been able to build many stable relationships with major companies.
We have developed a successful management process that focuses on communication and accessibility. Assigned to the project at all times will be a company principal to liaise, negotiate, and plan. Each client has an area supervisor who oversees the field activities and is involved with silvicultural surveys, plantability surveys, recommendations and long-term planning. The area supervisors retain and build an essential base of local knowledge that informs daily decisions about microsite selection.
To manage the diverse activities needed for successful project we take the best of our record keeping, from stock tracking to invoicing, and integrated it with the clients systems. We have adopted the silviculture database, Plant Wizard, to track data and generate reports. Our daily activities and tree deliveries are recorded and coordinated in Plant Wizard. Reports are made available for client staff to review on a daily basis. The partner program, Survey Wizard, is integrated into any survey work required.
By working with an integrated approach over multiple years Zanzibar will reduce associated silviculture costs. These savings have been substantial for our clients. A combination of reduced cost of plantation failure, increased plantation vigour, lower planting density, reduced brushing costs, lower administration overheads, and more efficient annual monitoring have reduced overall cost by as much as 20%. We guarantee superior forest management at very competitive prices.
Through all of its work, Zanzibar emphasizes worker safety and training. Zanzibar guarantees that it will complete the job on schedule in a manner satisfactory to all parties, employ a “safety first” approach, meet or exceed all legislated requirements and standards, and continue to maintain the high standards in planting quality and employee management for which Zanzibar is known for in British Columbia.
We offer a full range of related skills that will enhance the quality of our end product and provide complementary services to any planting program.
For over 41 years, Zanzibar Holdings Ltd. has repeatedly demonstrated that we can produce a higher quality job, with lower administration costs for its clients than our competitors. The strength of the company has been, and will continue to be, motivated, well-trained personnel with practical field experience. Our highly experienced staff enables us to deliver superior quality planting success with minimal operational problems.