After a trend of declining levels of areas notified for final felling in Sweden during last fall and winter, there was a clear turning up during March. The increase was 16% in comparison with the same month 2019. Region Central Sweden had the largest increase and in region Northern Sweden the levels reached the highest...
Swedish Forest Agency
Sweden's usage of pesticides on coniferous seedlings declined by 4% 2019 compared to 2018. Instead mechanical treatment is used. In 2019 381 million seedlings of forest species were delivered, which is the same level as in 2018.
The Swedish Forest Agency’s decisions on protection of forests fell sharply in 2019, in comparison with the previous year. The area in new nature conservation agreements decreased by 74% to the lowest level in 20 years. Habitat protection areas and nature conservation agreements are the instruments for protecting fores...
The total area notified for final felling in Sweden for the whole country was 18 501 hectares in February 2020, which is the same level as in 2019. There is, however, a large variation between different parts of Sweden where the region of Central Sweden showed the highest note in 14 years.
Sweden's total stocks of coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and chips are estimated to have reached 9.5 million cubic metres as of December 31, 2019. This is an increase of 15% since the previous year.
Forest owners in Sweden reported 262,532 hectares for final felling in 2019. This was a decrease of 10% compared to 2018. In addition, they applied for permits for felling on 3,022 hectares of mountainous forest and on 1,461 hectares of valuable broad-leaved forest.
Delivery prices on roundwood have increased two years in a row. The increase of 2019 was however less than the year before. The first half of 2019 had increasing prices which later turned downward during the second half of the year.