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Wilhelmsson, Erik (2007). Forest management planning. Umeå: (S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Arbetsrapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning och geomatik ; 202

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1. Short background about Swedish forestry
The forest covers 55 % of the total land area in Sweden. The forest area is 28 million ha
according to FAO´s definition. According to the national definition (potential yield higher
than 1 m3sk/ha and year) the area is 23 mill ha, of which 0.95 mill is formally protected from
timber production, and another 1.850 mill ha are voluntarily set aside by the forest owner
(Skogsstyrelsen 2007).

Half of the forest is owned by 410 000 private persons owing 254 000 holdings. The average
holding size is app. 50 ha. Private forest companies has 25%, and other owners 25% (the
state, communes, the church, others). The privately owned proportion is higher in southern
then in northern Sweden. Most private forest owners have other sources of income for their
living. Of the owners 38% are women, and 37% do not live close to the holding (Swedish
Forest Agency 2006).

Timber production is and has been since long the main use for most of the forest. Sweden is
sparsely populated. Nine million people means 2 ha of forest an average, even if the
population in clustered. Biodiversity, recreation, carbon sequestration, hunting, berries and
mushrooms are important uses. Also, and growing, is the use of wood for production of
energy. Reindeer herding occurs in the northern parts of Sweden.

Data about the forests are gathered for different purposes and by different organizations. The
forest owners which focus on timber production

Authors/Creators:Wilhelmsson, Erik
Title:Forest management planning
Series Name/Journal:Arbetsrapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning och geomatik
Year of publishing :2007
Number of Pages:17
Place of Publication:Umeå
Publisher:Instutionen för skoglig resurshushållning, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:K Forestry > K10 Forestry production
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
Agrovoc terms:forest management, planning, forest inventories, sweden
Keywords:Forest Planning
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ID Code:9159
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
Deposited By: Bo Jonsson
Deposited On:23 Oct 2012 13:35
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