Facts and figures from Finnish forestry.

  • R. Vuokko Department of Forestry, University College, Dublin.
  • J.J. Gardiner Department of Forestry, University College, Dublin.
Keywords: Finland, Artic Circle, acidic, peat soil, blancket peat.


Finland is about 337,000 square kilometers in extent. It has a population of about 4.7 million people and population density at 15 per square kilometer is very low. As in most European countries, demographic change has been marked over the past 30 years. In 1950 more than 45% of the workforce ws employed in forestry and agriculture. Today only 12.7% of workforce is directly employed on the land, while 87% work in industry and services...
How to Cite
Vuokko, R. and Gardiner, J. (1984) “Facts and figures from Finnish forestry.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9543 (Accessed: 23July2024).