Within SCA's plant operation NorrPlant we lay the foundation for the next generation forest. Every year, around 100 million seedlings see the light of day on our own "tree nursery". Plants that grow into trees, bind carbon dioxide and form the forests of the future.
SCA's plant operations NorrPlant consists of Bogrundet and Wifstamon's nurseries, located in Timrå municipality. Quality and knowledge are guiding stars in our work to give the future forest the best possible start and high growth.
We use the best seed material on the market, which produces cultivated plants that grow well, up to 30 percent better than uncultivated forests. This results in forests that grow better throughout the cycle time.
Every year we grow and deliver over 100 million forest seedlings with documented good plant vigor. Our facility covers just over 50,000 hectares, an area equivalent to 100,000 football pitches. About half of all the plants we grow are used for regrowth in SCA's own forests, the other half we sell to external customers.
We offer plants of spruce, pine and Pinus contorta. The latter is a Canadian pine species that grows 40 percent faster than the Swedish conifer species and which provides a valuable addition of renewable raw material. Depending on the tree species and where the trees grow, it takes between 60 and 120 years from one forest generation to the next.