Small private woodlots are big contributors to forest economy in Finland, could be in NS

finlandgoogleReporter Michael Gorman talked to Harold Alexander about his trip to Finland in the fall to learn how small private woodlots are thriving in Finnland. “We have a forest policy right now that I think, for the most part, doesn’t pay enough attention to the small private woodlot sector,” says Alexander. But in Finnland, “small private woodlots account for 60 per cent of forests in Finland, yet they produce 80 per cent of annual harvests, something Alexander attributes to organization. Nova Scotia’s proportion of private ownership is similar, yet it lags far behind in terms of supply.” Read more in CBC news item Looking to the Finland model to find Nova Scotia’s forestry potential (Feb 13, 2017).


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