The Slovenia Times

Slovenia's forests expanding


The wood supply of Slovenian forests increased by 0.6% compared to 2015 to 350.4 million cubic metres.

The annual increment was 0.7% higher than in 2015, reaching 8.67 million cubic metres, the Statistics Office said earlier this week.

In 2016, about 50% more wood was cut in Slovenian forests than in the years before the 2014 ice storm. A lot of the trees damaged in the storm were later attacked by bark beetle.

A total of 6.1 million cubic metres of wood was cut, of which 4.01 million cubic metres were conifer trees and 2.09 million cubic metres deciduous trees.

The amount of trees cut reached 94% of the amount envisaged for cutting in the forest management plans.


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