Timber supply

Natural capital on which timber sector depends

  • Timber supply
  • Hydrological services
  • Soil structure
  • Decomposition services of organic matter
  • Nutrient cycling
Impacts of unsustainable practices of timber sector on natural capital Reduced long-term timber supply for short-term gains;

Degraded watershed functions (soil erosion, groundwater recharge, and river sedimentation);

Biodiversity loss and carbon emissions.

Impacts of declining natural capital on the timber and other sectors Timber supply will not support longterm sustainable business operations;

Loss of watershed regulation services can impact accessibility, and negatively impact other sectors in the landscape.