Silviculture

Updated: 22 April 2021

Next update: 26 April 2022

Forest ground planted
Forest ground planted
2020
229 201
decares

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

Forest regeneration
Forest regeneration1
Area (decares)Number of plants (1 000 pieces)2 Expenditure (NOK 1 000)2
The whole country
2010117 99120 25998 904
2011131 68323 247115 486
2012147 03925 744130 712
2013147 64126 285134 900
2014158 14228 622147 689
2015172 08130 936163 125
2016185 68834 174179 257
2017191 01135 693187 543
2018205 79337 746206 369
2019225 33943 597241 897
2020229 20143 532247 971
2020
Oslo and Viken49 6319 28852 591
Innlandet102 00820 776110 099
Vestfold og Telemark18 9112 81619 636
Agder12 2702 09414 255
Rogaland1 6545493 893
Vestland2 4215853 875
Møre og Romsdal3 8349745 930
Trøndelag - Trööndelage30 0765 03728 959
Nordland6 5839846 063
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku1 8134282 670
1The figures only comprise work financed with forest trust fund or government subsidies.
2Includes supplementary planting.
Explanation of symbols
Silviculture
Silviculture
Area (decares)Expenditure (NOK 1 000)
The whole country
2010272 83194 809
2011271 05294 009
2012296 707107 923
2013263 61799 498
2014269 70899 159
2015276 200107 289
2016263 731103 371
2017269 254110 074
2018239 912100 377
2019272 444119 010
2020329 554147 658
County
2020
Oslo and Viken96 33444 364
Innlandet120 74550 973
Vestfold og Telemark44 59022 373
Agder32 95214 373
Rogaland2 187994
Vestland1 056733
Møre og Romsdal2 3911 024
Trøndelag - Trööndelage26 30311 304
Nordland1 9331 038
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku1 063483
Explanation of symbols
Scarification
Scarification1
Area (decares)Expenditures (NOK 1 000)
200950 34411 242
201043 22810 376
201150 94012 523
201250 13513 015
201367 76517 577
201466 82018 577
201572 48621 167
201666 60620 363
201762 31720 743
201871 29524 669
201988 39732 713
2020104 08239 364
2020
Oslo and Viken13 1794 528
Innlandet77 46529 294
Vestfold og Telemark2 869986
Agder7 7543 321
Rogaland::
Vestland::
Møre og Romsdal558250
Trøndelag - Trööndelage2 071897
Nordland::
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku00
1The figures only comprise work financed with forest trust fund or government subsidies.
Explanation of symbols
Expenditure and public subsidies on silviculture. NOK 1 000
Expenditure and public subsidies on silviculture. NOK 1 0001
Total amountPublic subsidies
2015324 48372 457
2016363 39065 891
2017385 45394 452
2018386 12264 734
2019450 30076 597
2020501 08398 329
2020
Oslo and Viken114 99318 561
Innlandet224 50428 161
Vestfold og Telemark47 83010 517
Agder33 7659 567
Rogaland7 9252 906
Vestland5 7302 258
Møre og Romsdal10 7154 358
Trøndelag - Trööndelage44 13115 487
Nordland7 2323 502
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku4 2583 012
1The figures only comprise work financed with forest trust fund or government subsidies.
Explanation of symbols

About the statistics

The purpose of the statistics is to provide information about forest planting, tending of young stands and other silviculture works. The statistics only cover activities financed wholly or partly by the Forest Trust Fund and/or by government subsidies.

Forest area planted or seeded

Forest area planted or seeded for forest production. Does not include supplementary planting.

Number of plants planted

Total number of plants planted. Cover both forest regeneration and supplementary planting.

Planting cost, total

Total cost of plants and planting. Covers both forest regeneration and supplementary planting.

Tending of young stands

Tending of young forest stands until first thinning.

Scarification

Spot removal of vegetation in order to improve the conditions for natural regeneration and the growth of forest plants.

Productive forest area

Forest area that under favourable stand conditions has an annual yield capacity per hectare of at least 1 cubic metre of wood including bark.

Not relevant

Name: Silviculture

Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

26 April 2022

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

County and municipality level

Not relevant
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Microdata are stored in Statistics Norway.

The purpose of the statistics is to provide information at county level about silviculture and forest drainage.

The build-up of the forest administration prescribed in the Forestry Act of 1932 provided a platform for collecting statistical data on silviculture work etc. approved by the Forest Service and was thereby entitled to receive subsidies. Silviculture statistics begin with the fiscal year 1935/36. Before that the Ministry of Agriculture compiled statistics on silviculture, ditch cleaning and fertilizing of forests. The completed figures have been published by Statistics Norway. Statistics on new ditches for forest drainage have previously been compiled entirely by Statistics Norway on the basis of data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Statistics Norway has compiled all silviculture statistics since 1997.

The statistics are used by public agencies (Ministries, County Departments), forest owner's organisations and research institutes. Results from the silviculture statistics are included in the National accounts.

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Results from the Silviculture statistics may be compared with some of the results from the Sample survey of Agriculture and Forestry 2008.

The Statistics Act, §§2-1, 3-2

Not relevant

The statistics only cover activities financed wholly or partly by the Forest Trust Fund and/or by goverment subsidies.

The Forest Trust Fund is a legalised fund where the forest owners set apart a certain amount of the gross value of their roundwood sold. Money from the fund can be used by the owner for forest investments, such as planting, clearing, drainage etc.

The silviculture statistics are based on information from the Norwegian Agriculture Agency and their database on the Forest Trust Fund.

The Forest Service in each municipality keeps the Forest Trust Fund Account. The account is reported to the County Department of Agricultural Affairs (FMLA). The Norwegian Agriculture Agency obtains data from the the Forest Trust Fund databases and organizes them on files forwarded to Statistics Norway.

If the data are unclear, the Norwegian Agriculture Agency or County Department of Agricultural Affairs is contacted so that any errors can be corrected.

Not relevant

Figures based on less than three forest owners are not published if this causes risk for identifying any of the units concerned.

During the period 1935/36-1949/50 the statistics apply to the fiscal year. In 1951 the calendar year was adopted, but the data for this year were combined with the data for the second half of 1950. The transition data from fiscal year to calendar year consequently cover 1 1/2 years. The 1998 figures for Finnmark and 1999 figures for Troms are missing.

In some cases the reported area in the Forest account are estimated. Adaptations to the subsidies system can also occor.

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