BUSTING THE MYTH ABOUT DEFORESTATION
Deforestation is the result of harvesting and then not planting and/or not letting the forest naturally regenerate because the land is needed for an alternative social need, such as farming, or the creation of urban centres – Toronto was once a forest!
Trees are a renewable crop. Like farmers, we harvest our crop, plant it and wait to harvest again. The only difference is that our crop, trees, take longer to grow.
OFIA’s members are in the business of harvesting and regenerating trees – we are not in the business of destroying forests.