Young forest management is an investment in the forest’s future

Young forest management is required if young stand management has not been carried out, and the forest has grown too dense, to a height of 9–17 metres. Young stand management involves removing trees of poor quality and broadleaved trees overshadowing coniferous trees, as well as thinning stands. Broadleaved trees that are valuable in terms of biodiversity are left standing in suitable places. Young forest management can also be carried out to benefit the silver birch if there are insufficient high-quality coniferous trees in the forest.

Young forest management is an important task and an investment in the future, but it can also offer the forest owner wood trade income from energy wood or pulpwood. The measure will revive the value growth of your forest and make future felling financially more profitable. The service is only available in Finland.

Entrust young forest management to professionals

Young forest management can be carried out by a forest worker or with a harvester. Preliminary clearing is often required before mechanical harvesting to ensure high-quality results. We carry out young forest management around the year, as weather conditions permit. The management of a young forest where trees have not grown sturdy calls for solid expertise, which is why we entrust young forest management to our professional forest workers and harvester operators.
After young forest management, the forest will grow 1,600–2,000 high-quality logs per hectare. The next forestry measure is first thinning, which is carried out 5–10 years after young forest management.

It is possible to apply for government-funded subsidies (known by the Finnish acronym “kemera”) for young forest management. If required, our forest specialists handle advance notifications and submit the subsidy application to the authorities.