Where does our wood raw material come from?

How much wood raw material do we consume?

What are our demands on purchased wood raw material?

How do we work with nature consideration?

How do we develope our harvesting plans?

Long-term harvesting plan

Harvesting plan

  • Harvest planning is a long-term process where possible harvesting volume is determined from the sustainable harvesting level and the age of the forest.
  • A rough harvesting plan is produced with a 10 year perspective to enable the planning of forest roads.
  • Harvesting planning is refined and more site-specific the closer the harvesting time. This phase covers about three years and includes, among other things, an on-site inventory and consultation with Sami villages.
  • All harvesting objects in Sweden are publicly available on site-specific level in the form of a notification of logging on the Swedish Forest Agency’s website.
  • There is flexibility in exact timing for harvesting due to weather conditions, such as the length of winter, rainfall, risk of fires and storms.

Each tree is replaced by at least two new

Where can you find our forests?

How do we consider the Sami communities and reindeer husbandry?

Some definitions

There are a lot of terms and concepts in the debate on forestry and nature conservation. Here are some of them:

High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) - Forest with the highest conservation values – in the Swedish FSC standard defined as key biotopes, as defined by the Swedish Forest Agency. SCA’s HCVF’s are voluntarily set aside from forestry in the company’s ecological landscape plans.

Värdetrakter – (High-value forest landscapes, HVFL) - A planning tool developed by the Swedish Environment Protection Agency, which includes the definition of an area wherein there are more than one nature reserve or HCVF. A large share of the HVFL is forest land with normal nature values and can be managed accordingly.

Continuity  forests – Forests that are naturally regenerated and  that have never been clear-cut. That is the case for most of SCA’s forests older than 60 years, i.e. practically SCA’s harvestable forests.

Old growth – A term sometimes used for old forests with high nature qualities, but there is no clear definition of the term.

Forest land – According to the FAO definition, land where at least 10 per cent of the land is shadowed by trees and that is not used for agriculture.

Productive forest land – Forest land where the average timber production over a rotation, the time between one regeneration and the next, amounts to more than one cubic metre of wood per annum and hectare.

Non-productive forest land – Forest land where the wood production is less than one cubic metre of wood per annum and hectare, as an average over a rotation.