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Sweden’s forests

Forest Industry Sees Future Boom

Published tisdag 16 december 2008 kl 09.58
A spruce tree in Sweden

Global warming could be good for the Swedish economy.

That’s according to a report on Tuesday by the Swedish Forestry Authority.

It says that warmer temperatures may make trees grow quicker.

And while current felling of trees is almost maxed out, left over branches and tree stumps could make a profit if they get made into bio-fuel.

The Forest Authority claims that in another couple of decades up to 30 percent more timber may be available due to faster tree growth.

But that this will need extra investment in the lumber industry.

The report also warns that Sweden’s forests could also become more divided between protected old forests with great diversity, and the more industrial forests with fast growing pine trees but fewer other species.

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