By definition, forest refers to a land area spanning more that 0.5 hectares with trees higher than 5 meters and a canopy cover of more than 10%. It corresponds the area of productive and half of the area of low-productive forest in the Finnish definition.
The main target in all classes of protection is safeguarding biodiversity.
Source: State of Europe’s Forests 2015. Except Romania 2005, Germany, France and United Kingdom 2010. Graph updated 11.6.2019.
The recent survey reveals that family forest owners in Finland would like to see the end of the debate on clear-cut fellings and continuous-cover silviculture. Natural conditions should determine felling methods and direction of #forestmanagement. https://t.co/LEMf8dDwHH