Statistical activity code: 10304
Area of forest and other wooded land and percentage of territory covered by forest, area of stands, reserve of stands and reserve of stands per hectare, increment of stands’ volume by tree species, destroyed forest stands and reasons for destruction, biomass and carbon storage in wooden biomass
Classification of Estonian administrative units and settlements (EHAK)
Categories of forest preserve of International Union for Conservation of Nature
Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (final version; terms and definitions). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Estonia – total
Average increment of the stock of stands per year — difference between the original and residual value of stands in a period, which shows the increment of the stock of stands in a year.
Average stock of stands per hectare — volume of timber expressed in cubic metres per hectare.
Cleaning – a type of maintenance felling in forests where the average diameter at breast height is below 6 cm (i.e. young growth) in order to improve light and nutrition conditions of the dominant tree species and design the forest composition.
Commercial woodland (stands) — forest land that is not included in the category of strictly protected forests. It includes forests with partial commercial restrictions (for example water protection forests, protection zone of capercaillie, Natura 2000 areas).
Dominant tree species — the tree species with the greatest stem volume in the stand.
Forest land — habitat of woody vegetation with an area of at least 0.1 hectares where the height of woody plants is at least 1.3 metres and the canopy closure is at least 30%. It includes areas temporally forestless such as clear cut, windfall or burnt areas.
Maintenance felling — a silviculture technique to improve forest quality and/or forest sanitary conditions.
Regeneration felling — a type of felling in order to create conditions necessary for a new forest generation. As a general rule, regeneration felling is used in mature stands.
Stock of stands — volume of timber expressed in cubic metres from stump to tree top including bark and excluding the volume of branches.
Territory covered by forest (%) — the share of stands in the area of the territory.
Thinning — type of maintenance felling to alter the composition of the stand and to improve the growth and development conditions of the trees remaining after felling as well as the value of the stand and stem characteristics.
Forest resources in Estonia
Estonia as a whole
Counties – data of destroyed and damaged forest stands
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Ministry of the Environment
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Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Ministry of the Interior
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Stockholm Environment Institute
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The data of National Forest Inventory (NFI) and damaged stands are complete.
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The following data are received from the Estonian Environment Agency: area of forest and other wooded land and area of stands; average reserve of stands per hectare and increment of stands' volume per year by dominant tree species; biomass on forest land (above ground and below ground) and carbon storage in wooden biomass on forest land by dominant tree species; area of destroyed and damaged forest stands.
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