In Finland, active forest management has increased both the carbon sink and carbon storage of forests. Carbon storage has increased, because forests now have more wood than a hundred years ago, when the first national forest inventory was carried out. The carbon sink has also grown because our forests now grow better and more densely than before.
As a forest owner, you maintain the carbon sinks of forests by managing your forest well. The measures described on this page will help you to continue to look after your forest’s carbon sink.