16% more forest in Norway the past ten years

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There are 978 million cubic meters of lumber in Norwegian forests according to calculations done by Statistics Norway (SSB).

In the past ten years, the average increase in standing lumber in productive forests has been 12 million cubic meters, but the trend is turning according to SSB.

That it is increasing less now is due to less growth, more logging, more environmental protection, an ever-increasing proportion of old forest and more deadwood following the dry 2018 summer.

The increase in lumber volume in productive forests has been the greatest in Nordland and Troms, Telemark and Agder. The forestry counties on the east coast had the smallest increase in volume. That because of among other things a greater amount of logging.

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