The measurement certificate
When the site the wood trade concerns has been felled and the trees measured, a measurement certificate is submitted to the forest owner. The recipient usually receives the measurement certificate when the trees are still awaiting transport on the roadside. The certificate and its appendix are the wood purchaser’s report to the seller, indicating that the measurement has been carried out according to legislation, and that felling has been performed as agreed. Metsä Group always appends a summary to the measurement certificate and provides a detailed log itemisation on request.
When studying the measurement certificate and the appendix, have the wood trade agreement and the related appendices close to hand. If you have concluded an electronic wood trade with us or are Metsä Group’s owner-member, the wood trade documents are available in electronic format in Metsäverkko.
The measurement certificate is also used to collect the voluntary sales promotion fee for the Finnish Forest Foundation. You can read more about it here.
This link provides an example of the measurement certificate. The example calculation includes the largest possible bonus for wood trade and forest management services. If you have any questions about your measurement certificate, contact the forest specialist with whom you concluded the wood trade.