FINNISH FOREST – OUR GREEN GOLD
The growth season for trees in Finland is short. Coniferous tree species usually start to grow in thickness in Finland at the end of May, and the most rapid growth occurs between June and July. Annual length growth occurs over an even shorter period, which usually ends in August.
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is an international forest certification programme that aims for ecologically, socially and economically sustainable forestry throughout the world. Approximately 10 per cent of the world’s forests are certified and two-thirds of those (around 300 million hectares) are certified according to the demands of the PEFC. PEFC certification is represented by a producer-dedicated logo on a product, product label or product-related documentation. A producer can obtain the right to use this logo when their company’s operations are certified.