The Eucalyptus globulus tree, which is used to produce Navigator paper, takes 10-12 years to reach the ideal size for harvesting. Once harvested, the tree stub sprouts new shoots.

These will go on to grow new trees, while the trunk is used to produce paper and energy.

The same root system can be used up to three times, meaning that the soil can be undisturbed for up to 36 years, a much longer period of time compared to the annual rotations used in intensive agriculture.