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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.

World premiere for innovative cooperations

SCA's ambition is to be at the forefront when it comes to testing new technology to develop sustainable machine and driver solutions and to be involved in driving development towards fossile-free transports. In the autumn of 2021, we were able to present two world premieres: Remote-controlled High-lift wheel loader over 5G and the first electrical timber truck.

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Sustainable forestry
Sustainable forestry

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

Record-breaking year for NorrPlant

2021 was another record year for SCA’s seedli

ng operation NorrPlant. During the year, some 112 million seedlings were delivered, an increase of over 8.5 million compared with 2020! “A fantastic record,” says Thomas Vestman, Head of NorrPlant.

Major discovery of angel’s hair lichen on SCA land

“50 hectares with rare angel’s hair lichen.

That’s not a discovery you make every day,” says Lena Högberg. She conducts conservation value inventories for SCA in Ångermanland and it was during such a project that she found the rare lichen.

Large gathering in Njurundakusten Conservation Park

When SCA arranged a reference group meeting i

n Njurundakusten Conservation Park, it was very well attended. This popular area engages a lot of people, and Emelie Westin, SCA’s park manager,

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