Welcome

Salutations to all, Aménagement Forestier et agricole des Sommets welcomes you to its brand new website. A quick visit inside will give you more information on our business and the services offered to you. Plus, we have included general information that should guide you through the planning and creation of your future forestry projects. We hope you enjoy your visit. Feel free to contact us for any additional information.

Presentation

Aménagement forestier et agricole des Sommets inc. is a company that specializes its business in intensive and long term reorganisation of resources for forestry development.

Our company's shareholders consist of landowners, owning forest filled lots who desire forestry services.

Our competent engineers and technicians will assist you to plan a strategy for the reorganisation of your lot. This will then allow you to engage in the work yourself, or deal with our team of experimented and dedicated workers.

Furthermore, you could benefit from various services such as:
-    The marketing of your wood
-    Financial assistance that could aid you in your reorganisation plans
-    A forestry engineer’s report, makes you eligible to an 85% reimbursement of your real property tax.

Aménagement forestier et agricole des Sommets inc. is dedicated to offering you quality services adapted to your needs while respecting the environment, laws and regulations.

 

News

Wood marketing

12-06-15

Timber transportation resumed Monday, May 23. Currently all markets are open.Hardwood, poplar, and s...

Timber transportation resumed Monday, May 23. Currently all markets are open.Hardwood, poplar, and softwood pulp for delivery to Domtar is in high demand. Deliveries are made continually. If you have needs in this regard please contact us.Pallet wood is idle this summer. The main buyer, East-Angus joinery, primarily purchases mixed hardwood in 92 inch lengths.The hardwood sawlog market is down. It would be better to postpone your hardwood cuts until September.The fir and spruce lumber market persist. Mills are buying logs and the prices are stable.Poplar markets are good for all products. Demand for pulpwood is strong at Domtar and for US markets. Sawlogs are also highly in demand for Digman and Multibois.Other species, cedar, hemlock, and tamarack are selling well. Prices are stable. Note that the red pine markets are usually closed in summer. They resume in late September.In closing, Norway spruce is starting to be difficult to sell. Currently, the mill Bois Daaquam is buying this product. Carrier Bégin buyers are also interested, but only if the wood is FSC certified.Before harvesting, we advise you to consult the journal 'L’Arbre Plus' or contact us for updated market information.
Timber transportation resumed Monday, May 23. Currently all markets are open.

Hardwood, poplar, and softwood pulp for delivery to Domtar is in high demand. Deliveries are made continually. If you have needs in this regard please contact us.

Pallet wood is idle this summer. The main buyer, East-Angus joinery, primarily purchases mixed hardwood in 92 inch lengths.

The hardwood sawlog market is down. It would be better to postpone your hardwood cuts until September.

The fir and spruce lumber market persist. Mills are buying logs and the prices are stable.

Poplar markets are good for all products. Demand for pulpwood is strong at Domtar and for US markets. Sawlogs are also highly in demand for Digman and Multibois.

Other species, cedar, hemlock, and tamarack are selling well. Prices are stable. Note that the red pine markets are usually closed in summer. They resume in late September.

In closing, Norway spruce is starting to be difficult to sell. Currently, the mill Bois Daaquam is buying this product. Carrier Bégin buyers are also interested, but only if the wood is FSC certified.

Before harvesting, we advise you to consult the journal 'L’Arbre Plus' or contact us for updated market information.

Property Tax Refund Program

12-06-15

The property tax refund program (PRTF) allows an active forest owner to request a refund of 85% of t...

The property tax refund program (PRTF) allows an active forest owner to request a refund of 85% of their municipal and school property taxes. To obtain a refund the owner must carry out silviculture operations in their woodlot. Forestry credits are alloted based on sylvicultural treatment at a set rate per hectare. PRTF standards were reviewed and improved in 2014. The treatment rates were indexed and activities were added. For example, a woodlot owner who adheres to the FSC forest certification now receives an annual forestry credit of $ 3 per hectare. AFA offers forestry credit management to Sommet shareholders. With the support of the company's staff, it is possible to plan your forestry credits in advance to fit your needs and ensure you maximize your property tax refund.

The property tax refund program (PRTF) allows an active forest owner to request a refund of 85% of their municipal and school property taxes. To obtain a refund the owner must carry out silviculture operations in their woodlot. Forestry credits are alloted based on sylvicultural treatment at a set rate per hectare. PRTF standards were reviewed and improved in 2014. The treatment rates were indexed and activities were added. For example, a woodlot owner who adheres to the FSC forest certification now receives an annual forestry credit of $ 3 per hectare.

A major change to this program is that as of 2014, sylvicultural treatments must have been prescribed before their execution. If you wish to access this rebate program, contact us before starting your work. It will no longer be possible to credit your silvicultural work without prior prescription.

AFA offers forestry credit management to Sommet shareholders. With the support of the company's staff, it is possible to plan your forestry credits in advance to fit your needs and ensure you maximize your property tax refund.

Forest and wildlife management

12-06-15

François Pelletier of Multifaune offers training in forest and wildlife management of private woode...

François Pelletier of Multifaune offers training in forest and wildlife management of private wooded areas. Mr. Pelletier is a shareholder forest owner at AFA Summits whose profession is wildlife management. He has a solid background in forestry and wildlife management of woodlands, with a focus on deer populations.Mr. Pelletier offers an initiation day to forest and wildlife management. If you are interested in this activity, contact Mr. Sylvain Rajotte at 819-849-7048, ext. 1. If the number of interested parties is large enough, we will organize a group or several groups for this training. The activity would take place between August 15 and September 10. François Pelletier of Multifaune offers training in forest and wildlife management for private wooded areas. Mr. Pelletier is a shareholder forest owner at AFA Summits whose profession is wildlife management. He has a solid background in forestry and wildlife management of woodlands, with a focus on deer populations.

Mr. Pelletier offers an initiation day to forest and wildlife management. If you are interested in this activity, contact Mr. Sylvain Rajotte at 819-849-7048, ext. 1. If the number of interested parties is large enough, we will organize a group or several groups for this training. The activity would take place between August 15 and September 10.