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Our forest

Valuable raw material and a rich nature

SCA owns 2.6 million hectares forests in northern Sweden. We have a long tradition of managing the forest and supply our industries with valuable and renewable raw material. With a long-lasting and effective value chain in world class, we use the whole tree and refine the forest into sustainable solutions and products to people all over the world.

Forest in figures 2020

Forest holdings 2.6 million hectares
Productive forest land 2.0 million hectares
Forest volume 36% spruce
40% pine
15% deciduous
9% Pinus Contorta
Annual harvest volume SCA's own forests 4.8 million cu.m 
Annual harvest volume from private forest owners 3 million cu.m 
Annual harvest SCA´s own forest 20,500 hectares
Thinning SCA’s own forest 19,000 hectares
Silviculture acreage 69, 636 hectares
Seedlings deliveries from SCA 103.5 millions

News from SCA's forests

News from SCA's forests

Simple conservation measures can make a big difference

Hollows dug to benefit sparrows and some

spruce trees removed to help a plant. Sometimes simple measures make the difference for biodiversity. This is a fact that is familiar to SCA’s various specialists, whose activities include working with sensitive species in our forests.

SCA engaged in water conservation project

Several tributaries of the Gimån river in Jäm

tland are being restored in a project that aims to recreate habitats for freshwater pearl mussels, trout and otters. The initiative is part of the EU project Rivers of LIFE. SCA is involved as a landowner and is also carrying out its own measures.

Ringed baby Ural owls in SCA forest

Three baby Ural owls. This was the result of

the 30 nesting boxes that SCA and Birdlife Medelpad installed in western Medelpad last autumn. These young have now been ringed and the hope is that they will survive and contribute to an increase in the Ural owl population.

SCA's forest in the Baltics

SCA has  acquired around 50.000 hectares forest and land assets in the Baltics.

The acquisition in Latvia consist of around 38.000 hectares. Our holdings are mainly located on the Northern/North-Eastern region of Latvia. The standing timber volume amounts to 3.7 million cubic metres. The assets consist mainly of self-rejuvenated forests. This means there are more deciduous than we normally have in our Swedish forests, but there are also great spruce stands. 

The acquisition in Estonia consist of a total of 10,300  hectares  located on the two islands Hiiumaa and Saaremaa. The forest assets consist of 8,800 hectares of this land is forest land with a standing volume of 1,300,000 cubic metres. The forest consist mainly of pine, but also some birch.

Our raw material

SCA’s production facilities used 9.6 million cubic meters of wood raw material in 2018. Almost all of the raw material flow (more than 93%) was from Sweden. The remaining raw material was from Finland, Norway and the Baltic States (6%), and from Poland, Scotland and Spain (1%).

The main part consist of:
Spruce (Picea abies) 
Pine (Pinus sylvestris) 

A minor part consist of:
Alder (Alnus spp.)
Aspen (Populus tremula)   
Birch (Betula spp.) 
Contorta pine (Pinus contorta)
Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)                   
Monterey pine (Pinus radiate)                   
Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis)               


Our environmental work

Learn more about how we work with nature consideration in the forest, certified forestry, ecological landscape planning and more. In our map you can see SCA’s entire land holdings in Sweden, including forest voluntarily set aside - and discover your own forest gems.

Responsible forestry Discovering the gems in our forests

Responsible forestry
Our environmental work
Our environmental work

Well-managed forests burn less often than old-growth forests

Today's forests do not burn as often. That is because we fight the fires effectively and the forest structure and care makes it not as inflammable.

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Forest fires

Welcome to our forest

Everyone is welcome to our forests. Come and hike, pick berries and mushrooms or simply enjoy the calm atmosphere of the forest. Feel free to visit one of our five conservation parks.

Welcome to our forest