Sustainable wood production
Balancing the annual increment and annual fellings is vital for the sustainability of wood production and using wood as a renewable raw material. The balance allows an adequate growing stock and forest environment to provide a range of ecosystem services and non-wood products. Today´s management and wood use must not compromise management options for future generations. The feedstock extracted from forests should not exceed increment in the long term.
Annual fellings as percentage of net annual increment in 2015, %
Sources:Extracted from State of Europe’s Forests 2020 Report - Forest Europe published by Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in EuropeAdministrative Units/Statistical Units provided by GISCO EUROSTAT; © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries