Swedish forestry and forest policy

J. O'Laughlin, Michael Gerard Messina

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Abstract

Forests cover 57% of the land area in Sweden; 26% of this is publicly owned, most being located in the less productive northern area and commonly managed by the National Forest Enterprise. Some 47% of the growing stock is of Norway spruce, 38% Scots pine; most of the remaining 15% hardwood component is birch. In S Sweden, softwoods are managed on 70- to 110-yr rotations. Northern sites have 80- 140-yr rotations. Clearfelling is common. Forest management is tightly regulated, eg a site must be replanted within 3 years. There is a high regard to environmental quality. Throughout this review comparisons are made with the US situation. -P.J.Jarvis

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Forestry
Volume86
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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O'Laughlin, J., & Messina, M. G. (1988). Swedish forestry and forest policy. Journal of Forestry, 86(7), 17-22.
O'Laughlin, J. ; Messina, Michael Gerard. / Swedish forestry and forest policy. In: Journal of Forestry. 1988 ; Vol. 86, No. 7. pp. 17-22.
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O'Laughlin J, Messina MG. Swedish forestry and forest policy. Journal of Forestry. 1988 Jan 1;86(7):17-22.