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Remasa operates independently, managing a complex of 29 farms in the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina with a production capacity of 50,000 tons / month of logs.
Remasa develops itself by maintaining at the basis of its activities a responsible forest management, aiming at the safety and health of its employees, ensuring the reduction of environmental impacts and complying with environmental legislation, as well as ensuring the economic viability of the company.
The production and harvesting of Pine and Eucalyptus at Remasa are fully certified by the FSC – Forest Stewardship Council, and follow this organization’s rigid criteria.

Our nursery occupies a total area of ​​8,000m² and produces about 1.5 million seedlings / year of Pinus Taeda.

The main technical aspects of the nursery are easy access, intense sunlight and the availability of mineral water in sufficient quantity and quality to meet demands at any time of the year.

The seedlings are produced in tubes, from the best genetic material available, with proven adaptation for the region. Then, the seedlings are sent to the field after rigorous classification, meeting the highest quality standards.

The formation of forests begins with the appropriate preparation of the soil and respect for nature. The planting is done manually, using the technique of minimum cultivation, with the Chilean paddle as the main tool for opening the pits and planting the seedlings.

In the cultivation areas, several methods are used for brush control: manual and mechanized application of herbicide, manual weeding and manual and semi-mechanized mowing with motor-machine.

To produce high quality timber, Remasa adopts the most modern forestry management practices. In the first three years, integrated pest management is intensified, and pruning is carried out from the second to the fifth year. When the forests are near age 10, the first thinning takes place and at age 14 the second thinning takes place, with the objective of producing a higher quality log, resulting in a premium product for an increasingly demanding market.

Remasa’s management system plans for two thinning processes, and then clear cut. All harvesting systems are mechanized in areas with topography up to 28% slope.

In the steeper areas, with a slope greater than 28%, felling, both for thinning and clear cutting, is performed with a Chainsaw, a Skidder and a Harvester for processing at the edge of the field.

1st and 2nd Thinning: Harvester used for cutting and processing; Forwarder or adapted Auto Loadable Tractor used for transportation of logs to the edge of the field.

Clear cut: Feller machine or adapted Feller Head used for felling of trees; Skidder used for skidding entire trees to the edge of the field; Harvester or adapted Harvester Head used for processing at the edge of the field.

Truck loading is rapidly performed by a tractor equipped with forest tongs, aiming to serve the customer quickly and efficiently.

Logs are classified into four or five diameter classes and loaded onto trucks for transportation to our customers. New practices allow for the maximization of the use of the forest; what is left over from a harvest turns into biomass.

Remasa has a team responsible for the construction and maintenance of the roads inside its properties.

The main roads are graveled and have a drainage system where lateral gutters collect rainwater that is then directed to the interior of the field.

This serves as an aid for a more adequate outflow of the production, always trying to minimize silting and increase the productivity and the efficiency of our production.

Remasa, concerned with protecting native and planted forests, conducts daily monitoring of the fire risk index and has a trained firefighting brigade, observation towers and support equipment such as fire truck, towable fire-fighting tanks, tractors, and portable firefighting kits.

In addition, pest and disease control is of relevant importance for good forest management. Thus, pests such as the wood wasp are constantly monitored.