General data about forestry, Slovenia, 2016

In 2016, forest covered 58.3% of Slovenia

According to the Slovenian Forest Service, the forest area in 2016 in Slovenia increased over the previous year by 263 hectares to 1,182,278 hectares. Forest thus covered 58.3% of Slovenia’s territory.  

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Forest covers 58.3% of Slovenia
 

According to the Slovenian Forest Service, in 2016 the forest area slightly increased (by 263 hectares over the previous year) to 1,182,278 hectares. Forest thus covered 58.3% of Slovenia.
Compared to the previous year, the growing stock in Slovenian forest increased by 0.6% to 350,421,000 m3. The annual increment increased by 0.7% to 8,666,000 m3.
 
In 2016 also an increase in the removals
  

In 2016, too, the removal in Slovenian forests was about 50% higher than in the years before the ice storm. Removal was significantly higher due to damage from the spruce bark beetle. 6,103,000 m3 of timber was felled, of which 4,013,000 m3 of conifers and 2,089,000 m3 of non-conifers. The recorded removal represented 94% of the allowable removal under forest management plans.
 
Corrected data on the removals by ownership of the forest for 2014
 
Due to a mistake, we corrected the data on removals by ownership of the forest for 2014. It was a technical error, because we accidentally confused the categories other forests and private forests on the SI-STAT Data Portal.
The corrected data are published on the SI-STAT Data Portal. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Chart 1: Removals, Slovenia
Chart 1: Removals, Slovenia
Source: Slovenian Forest Service
Table 1: Forest condition, Slovenia
201520162016
2015
    index
Forest area (ha)1,182,0161,182,278100.0
Annual gross increment (1000 m3)8,6028,666100.7
Growing stock (1000 m3)348,203350,421100.6
Removals (1000 m3)6,0316,103101.2
Source: Slovenian Forest Service
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