Statistics from forest seed and seedling production
Every year, Evira compiles statistics on the numbers of seedlings delivered for planting and the amounts of seed used for producing them.
In Finland, 156 million forest tree seedlings were produced for domestic markets in 2015. The production decreased by three million from the previous year. Norway spruce was still the most prominent species with 100 million seedlings. The production of Scots pine seedlings was 48 million. The Norway spruce production decreased more than 4,5 million seedlings. In addition, 6,5 million silver birch and 0.6 million seedlings of other tree species were delivered for planting last year.
The amounts of Norway spruce, Scots pine and silver birch seeds used for nursery sowings were 884 kg, 451 kg and 19 kg, respectively. The sowings decreased by 41 kg in spruce and increased by 28 kg in pine and nearly by 6 kg in birch. The proportion of seed orchard seed in nursery sowings were high. (Norway spruce 75%, Scots pine 77% and silver birch 93%)
- Plant production area 2015 (pdf)
- Number of domestic seedlings delivered for planting 2015 (pdf)
- Amount of seed used in nurseries 2015 (pdf)
The restructuring of seedling production is progressing rapidly in Finland.
The number of nurseries has decreased from 94 to 47 in thirteen years. In 2015, the seedling production ended in six nurseries.
- Number of nurseries (pdf)
- Plant production area 2014 (pdf)
- Number of domestic seedlings delivered for planting 2014 (pdf)
- Amount of seed used in nurseries 2014 (pdf)
- Plant production area 2013 (pdf)
- Number of domestic seedlings delivered for planting 2013 (pdf)
- Amount of seed used in nurseries 2013 (pdf)
- Seeds used in nurseries (pdf)
- Proportion of tested and qualified seed of the total seed amount (pdf)