Regenerative forestry

We want to ensure that Finnish forest assets transfer in a more vibrant, diverse and climate resilient condition from one generation and owner to the next. Regenerative forestry means boosting economic growth and natural assets side by side.

Our commitment

Metsä Group is committed to the principles of regenerative forestry. The goal of regenerative forestry is to improve the state of forest nature. The implementation of regenerative forestry principles also helps forests remain carbon sinks.

Forests provide diverse ecosystem services 

Finnish forests produce a diverse variety of material and immaterial services. In addition to wood production, the forest and nature in general provide various ecosystem services, such as carbon sinks, clean water, berries, mushrooms, recreation and the prevention of erosion. 

Ecosystem services may have local, regional, national or global impacts. The carbon sink impact of forests is important in the mitigation of climate change and international climate policy.

Measurable improvement

In regenerative forestry, measurements and studies are used to demonstrate that the state of forest nature is improving. This means counting the number of main indicator species and specimens in a specific area and recounting them after enough time has passed. Key indicators of natural biodiversity include the ratios of tree species, the amount of decaying wood and the age structure of forests.