Unchanged area of forest notified for final felling during the first tertial
In April 2021 the area of notifications and applications for permit for final felling increased by 21 percent compared with April 2020, according to new statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The area of applications in montane forests was thirty-two times larger compared to April last year.
The total area of applications and notifications in the first tertial 2021 for the whole country amounted to 73,119 hectares. That is unchanged compared with the first tertial 2020. Applications for final felling of montane forests amounted to 4,104 hectares, which is just under five times larger compared with the first tertial 2020.
Decrease in Svealand and Norrland
Notified and applied area in the first tertial 2021 decreased by 15 percent in Svealand and by 3 percent in Southern and Northern Norrland, compared with the first tertial 2020. In Götaland, the notified and applied area increased by 16 percent.
At county level, the notified area decreased in 11 of 21 counties
During the first tertial 2021, the decrease was greatest in the counties of Dalarna, Gävleborg and Örebro by 26, 27 and 36 percent respectively. In ten counties the notified and applied area increased. The increase was greatest in Halland, Kalmar, Jämtland, Kronoberg and Blekinge County by 29-55 percent compared with the first tertial 2020. In Jämtland County the increase is due to the applications for final felling in montane forests. Montane forests excluded, the notifications decreased by 3 percent in Jämtland County, compared with the first tertial 2020.
Table 1. Area of notifications and applications for final felling permits for the whole country, hectares
|Notification and application||Tertial 1 2020||Tertial 1 2021||Change|
|Notifications for final felling in normal forest||69 599||66 420||-5%|
|Notifications for felling for other purposes than forestry in normal forest||1 977||2 157||9%|
|Applications for permit of final felling in montane forest||782||4 053||419%|
|Application for permit of felling for other purpose than forestry in montane forest.||40||51||29%|
|Applications for permit of final felling in valuable broad leaved forest||419||394||-6%|
|Application for permit of felling for other purpose than forestry in valuable broad leaved forest||17||43||150%|
|Total area notified and applied for||72 833||73 119||0%|
|Total area notified and applied for excluding montane forest||72 012||69 014||-4%|
Statistics refer to total notifications and applications for permission in productive forest land for final felling in mountain forest and valuable broad-leaved forest.
The survey is part of Official Statistics of Sweden.