Notified area of final felling slightly increased in September in Northern Sweden for the first time this year. While in Southern Sweden notified area of final felling increased at a faster pace, reports the Swedish Forest Agency.
The total notified area of final felling rose by 17%, or 4,324 hectares in September compared with the corresponding month last year. In total, 29,261 hectares were notified area of final felling in September, which is an increase of 21% compared to August this year.
On the county level, notified area of final felling increased in 16 of 21 counties. On the regional level, notified area of final felling increased in all regions. Northern Norrland (Norra Norrland) +15%, Southern Norrland (Södra Norrland) +12 %, Central Sweden (Svealand) +15% and Southern Sweden (Götaland) + 28%.
When comparing 2017 and 2016 it has so far, this year 4% more notified area of final felling in the first nine months