Responsible forest management
Forests need thinning
The annual growth of forests in Northern Finland is 13 million cubic meters of wood. Forest growth has been rising for decades and continues. Currently, about a half of the growth remains unused.
Trees growing too densely do not obtain enough nutrients and remain smaller and weaker. In managed forests, trees grow better and are more vigorous.
Strengthens the diversity of forests
The Kemijarvi Biorefinery uses local, sustainably produced pine, spruce and birch as its raw material. Wood is thinned from young forests. As a result, forests remain natural multi-tree forests, where trees of different ages and different species grow. This supports diversity of other vegetation as well as of fauna.