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19.11.2014

”Revolution in materials use is at hand”

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18.11.2014

Structure of Finnish PEFC forest certification to change

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14.11.2014

Children won with a weird forest creature

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06.11.2014

Having your forest cake the right way allows it to grow

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is a gateway to Finnish forests and forest sector. It is published by the Finnish Forest Association.

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Forest Facts

Below, Forest Facts gathers together topical data about Finnish forests and their use — from fellings to biodiversity and multiple use.

Forest Resources

When forest folks talk about forest resources, they mean the amount of wood in forests. The amount of wood in Finnish forests increases every year. The annual growth of forests has for a long time been much greater than annual fellings.

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Forest Owners

Private individuals own about 60 percent of Finnish forests. Nearly 14 percent of Finns own forest. Finnish forest holdings are typically rather small, about 30 hectares on average.

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Forestry

Forestry means growing and tending forests and fellings. The guiding principles of Finnish forestry are sustainability and naturalness. Forestry actions aim at imitating natural processes.

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Biodiversity

The natural values in Finnish forests have been protected by removing large forest areas from forestry use. Finland is among Europe's tops in this strict protection. Biodiversity is safeguarded by natural managed of commercial forests, too.

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Forest Industries

Forest industries are the branch of industry which manufactures goods from the timber grown in the forests. In recent years forest industries have actively seeked new sectors and products they can develop.

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Forest-based Energy

In Finland, most wood-based energy is produced and used in forest industries which burn black liquer generated in pulp making into energy. Forest-based energy usually means the energy produced from logging residues and stumps.

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Forest Policy

Finnish forest policy is led by the Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry and created in cooperation between the ministry, forest sector and important stakeholders. Forest policy turns into actions through forest planning and forest organizations.

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Multiple Use

Multiple use of Finnish forests is possible thanks to everyman's right. Based on it, Finns can move in forest owned by someone else on foot, on skis, on bike or on horseback.

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Forests and Climate Change

As trees grow, they sequester carbon from atmosphere, making carbon stores. This carbon is released back to atmosphere when trees either decay naturally or when a wood-based product - like a table or a book - is burned or decays in some other way.

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Forest Sector in Economy

The term forest sector means forestry and forest industries combined. The forest sector is the only manufacturing branch which is viable, self-supporting and survives in world market in all areas of Finland.

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