Standing timber stock means here the growing stock volume on forest land and poorly productive forest land, including protected forests. Growing stock on land available for wood production was 90.1%.
The total commercial felling of pulpwood amounted to 33.9 million m³ and of logs 24.6 million m³ in 2015. Commercial felling comprised 86% of all timber felled. The remainder mainly consisted of energy wood.
Source: Natural Resources Institute Finland (stat.luke.fi). Graph updated 7.6.2019.
Carbon sinks are decreasing. However, Finnish expert says this does not give grounds for restricting fellings. A recipe for mending matters is to invest in forest management. https://forest.fi/article/expert-restricting-fellings-does-not-count-as-sustainable-use-of-forests/?ref=rns_tw
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