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Felling of Wood in the Danish Forests

The statistics are a yearly enumeration of number of forestry farms by size of area, tree felling and size of the forestry area. The tree felling is divided into tree for energy, firewood and different kinds of timber. Timber can for instance be used for production of paper and furniture. The figures are distributed geographically by regions and provinces.

Data description

Questions relating to the following domains are included: Total forest area including beech, oak, conifers, decorative greenery, temporary uncovered area, uncovered area, total forest area and Christmas trees and decorative greenery. The felling of beech, oak, other broadleaves and conifers are calculated to m3 solid mass, equivalent to dry matter in conifer logs.

Classification system


The felling of tree is divided in specific agricultural regions (subdivision of administrative regions). It is chosen to show results for Copenhagen city, Copenhagen and North Zealand region collectively as "Copenhagen and North Zealand" and similar for the provinces East Zealand and West Zealand, which coincides with Region Zealand. North Jutland Region is not divided further. The breakdown is as follows: • The whole country • Capital Region • Copenhagen city, Copenhagen area and North Zealand • Bornholm • Region Zealand • South Denmark • Funen incl. islands • South Jutland • Mid Jutland • East Jutland • West Jutland • North Jutland

Types of tree

The feeling is divided by broad-leaved and coniferous tree and in turn by firewood and timber.

Sector coverage

The population consists of all local units in the Business Register marked as active in forestry and with at least 0.5 hectares with forestry, also if the NACE code is different from forestry. Many local units having their most important activity in agriculture have also forestry as a secondary activity. They are also included in the population.

As such there is no coverage of specific sectors based on an enterprise classification.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Forestry Farm: A forestry farm is defined as a local unit in the Business Register with at least 0,5 hectares wood land.

Statistical unit

The survey unit is a local unit in the Business register.

Statistical population

The population is the Danish area with forestry.

Reference area


Time coverage

1990 and onwards.

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

  • Hectares with forestry
  • Felling and sales of tree, m3 solid mass

Reference period

The calendar year.

Frequency of dissemination


Legal acts and other agreements

The Act on Statistics Denmark, article 8.

Cost and burden

156.000 Danish kroner in 2013.


Not relevant for these statistics.