Second highest notified area of final felling in 2018
In 2018, the second most notified area of final felling was reported since 1995. This according to Swedish Forest Agency's annual statistics that are now published. The increase is partly due to the forest fires during the summer. Of the 21,000 hectares in the fire areas, 11,208 hectares have been reported as notified final felling to Swedish Forest Agency
The total area of notified final felling amounted to 290,473 hectares in 2018, which is an increase of 13 percent compared to 2017. The area has increased in 18 of 21 counties.
The area increased for both individual owners and other owners. The notified area of final felling increased by 14 per cent for individual owners and 11 per cent for the others.
Increase in mountainous forest while it decreased in valuable broad-leaved forest.
The total area of notified area in application for permission in productive forest land in mountainous forests increased by 7 per cent in 2018 and amounted to 3,412 hectares compared to 2017. While, the total area of notified area in application for permission in productive forest land in the valuable broad-leaved forest decreased by 23 per cent in 2018 compared with 2017 and amounted to 1,202 hectares.
Notifications and applications for permissions in productive forest land for notified area of final felling purposes other than wood production totalled 7,657 hectares. Of this, the application permission in mountainous forest and valuable broad-leaved forest was small, 234 hectares and 84 hectares respectively.
Received Notifications / applications
In 2018, the number of notifications and applications for permits increased by seven percent compared to 2017. Of these notifications and applications, 67,732 were of notified area of final felling, while 2,962 related to notified area of final felling for other purposes than wood production.
The survey is part of Sweden's official statistics.
All results are available in the Swedish Forest Agency's statistical database. In Statistical SM – Statistical Report you can find the results in text, figures and tables.
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