Quality of regrowth
Here you will find information about the regeneration methods, the proportion of approved regeneration, the proportion of soil preparation and the number of main plants.
The Swedish Forest Agency conducts an inventory of approximately 450 regeneration fellings per year. The inventory takes place 7 years after regeneration felling in Norrland and 5 years after in Svealand and Götaland.
We present the results as three-year averages. The latest results refer to three-year averages of inventories conducted in the seasons 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 are referred to as 2021/22.
Regeneration in compliance with Swedish Forestry Act
The proportion of regeneration areas that were assessed as approved under the Forestry Act was 80 percent at the latest inventory. This is a decrease of 4 percentage points since 2021/22.
From the 1 April 2022 new regulations come into force pertaining to the minimum number of main plants/main stems that must be present for a regeneration to be seen as approved. Until we have sufficient data to be able to present a three-year average according to the new regulations, the results presented will be in accordance with the older regulations.
In the 2000s and early 2010s, the proportion of approved regeneration in individual forestry was lower than for other forest owners. Since 2000, the difference has steadily decreased and during the inventories in recent years, there was no difference between the ownership categories