Private forestry in Sweden.

  • J.J. Gardiner Department of Forestry, University College Dublin.
Keywords: Invaluable scope, recreational, forest.


The total land area of Sweden is 45 million hectares. About half of the country is forested, 10% is used for agriculture and 9% consists of lakes and rivers. Most of the remainder is accounted for by the mountain regions in the north west. Although this latter area is of little economic importance, it provides invaluable scope for recreational activities such as outdoor sports, fishing and hunting. Sweden has a population of some eight million, with about 90% of the people living in the southern half of the country. One of the reasons for this has been the steady movement of people away from the rural areas in the north west over the past thirty years...
How to Cite
Gardiner, J. (1985) “Private forestry in Sweden.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 22July2024).