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Silviculture

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Key figures

8 400

hectares of forest ground were fertilized in 2016

Silviculture
Area (decares)Per centExpenditure (NOK 1 000)
20162015 - 20162012 - 20162016
Forest planting185 6887.926.3179 257
Silviculture263 731-4.5-11.1103 371
Scarification66 606-8.130.820 363
Fertilizing83 7921 086.7886.527 416
Chemical cleaning and weed combating4 39115.6-48.91 256

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Table 1 
Expenditure and public subsidies on silviculture. NOK 1 000

Expenditure and public subsidies on silviculture. NOK 1 0001
Total amountPublic subsidies
1The figures only comprise work financed with forest trust fund or government subsidies.
2011249 35953 174
2012284 10962 562
2013289 17469 216
2014295 30472 307
2015324 48372 457
2016363 39065 891
 
2016
Østfold23 4773 188
Akershus and Oslo22 4042 399
Hedmark112 0798 855
Oppland48 0065 365
Buskerud26 9994 878
Vestfold15 1623 126
Telemark17 4193 821
Aust-Agder12 7473 475
Vest-Agder11 6204 019
Rogaland7 8622 727
Hordaland4 8491 591
Sogn og Fjordane2 3581 208
Møre og Romsdal7 3372 926
Sør-Trøndelag15 3034 315
Nord-Trøndelag26 0688 718
Nordland5 4572 580
Troms - Romsa3 8142 301
Finnmark - Finnmárku428400

Table 2 
Scarification

Scarification1
Area (decares)Expenditures (NOK 1 000)
1The figures only comprise work financed with forest trust fund or government subsidies.
200549 6379 359
200663 27011 937
200757 87712 184
200848 36310 408
200950 34411 242
201043 22810 376
201150 94012 523
201250 13513 015
201367 76517 577
201466 82018 577
201572 48621 167
201666 60620 363
 
2016
Østfold30882
Akershus and Oslo8345
Hedmark41 53911 602
Oppland11 9704 238
Buskerud2 732803
Vestfold703163
Telemark1 033308
Aust-Agder2 117735
Vest-Agder1 789826
Rogaland::
Hordaland::
Sogn og Fjordane00
Møre og Romsdal585256
Sør-Trøndelag2 822894
Nord-Trøndelag856370
Nordland::
Troms - Romsa00
Finnmark - Finnmárku00

Table 3 
Silviculture

Silviculture
Area (decares)Expenditure (NOK 1 000)
The whole country
2006217 65363 938
2007299 82494 166
2008298 70399 734
2009311 933106 658
2010272 83194 809
2011271 05294 009
2012296 707107 923
2013263 61799 498
2014269 70899 159
2015276 200107 289
2016263 731103 371
 
County
2016
Østfold20 2638 153
Akershus and Oslo20 4799 048
Hedmark65 18622 527
Oppland30 74011 908
Buskerud28 89211 765
Vestfold14 4416 298
Telemark18 4617 418
Aust-Agder17 1816 037
Vest-Agder8 1443 916
Rogaland1 693729
Hordaland190116
Sogn og Fjordane20662
Møre og Romsdal3 3721 330
Sør-Trøndelag6 5552 574
Nord-Trøndelag24 54710 070
Nordland2 4351 075
Troms - Romsa946346
Finnmark - Finnmárku00

Table 4 
Forest regeneration

Forest regeneration1
Area (decares)Number of plants (1 000 pieces)2Expenditure (NOK 1 000)2
1The figures only comprise work financed with forest trust fund or government subsidies.
2Includes supplementary planting.
The whole country
2006119 39019 19284 599
2007129 95420 68792 422
2008138 33923 028107 934
2009136 64922 689110 547
2010117 99120 25998 904
2011131 68323 247115 486
2012147 03925 744130 712
2013147 64126 285134 900
2014158 14228 622147 689
2015172 08130 936163 125
2016185 68834 174179 257
 
2016
Østfold10 0901 9219 968
Akershus and Oslo9 6131 7758 945
Hedmark49 4319 97745 908
Oppland31 9655 99828 902
Buskerud12 9342 01310 776
Vestfold8 7191 2137 242
Telemark7 8751 1447 457
Aust-Agder4 6437784 881
Vest-Agder4 6839035 945
Rogaland2 4616543 598
Hordaland2 5836584 339
Sogn og Fjordane1 4813342 060
Møre og Romsdal3 5828804 985
Sør-Trøndelag11 8311 95511 625
Nord-Trøndelag17 2462 76715 261
Nordland4 7147084 228
Troms - Romsa1 7794753 052
Finnmark - Finnmárku582184

About the statistics

The purpose of the statistics is to provide information about forest planting, tending of young stands and other silviculture works. The statistics only cover activities financed wholly or partly by the Forest Trust Fund and/or by government subsidies.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Forest area planted or seeded

Forest area planted or seeded for forest production. Does not include supplementary planting.

Number of plants planted

Total number of plants planted. Cover both forest regeneration and supplementary planting.

Planting cost, total

Total cost of plants and planting. Covers both forest regeneration and supplementary planting.

Tending of young stands

Tending of young forest stands until first thinning.

Scarification

Spot removal of vegetation in order to improve the conditions for natural regeneration and the growth of forest plants.

Productive forest area

Forest area that under favourable stand conditions has an annual yield capacity per hectare of at least 1 cubic metre of wood including bark.

Standard classifications

Not relevant

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Silviculture
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

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Responsible division

Division for Primary Industry Statistics

Regional level

County and municipality level

Frequency and timeliness

Not relevant

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Microdata are stored in Statistics Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the statistics is to provide information at county level about silviculture and forest drainage.

The build-up of the forest administration prescribed in the Forestry Act of 1932 provided a platform for collecting statistical data on silviculture work etc. approved by the Forest Service and was thereby entitled to receive subsidies. Silviculture statistics begin with the fiscal year 1935/36. Before that the Ministry of Agriculture compiled statistics on silviculture, ditch cleaning and fertilizing of forests. The completed figures have been published by Statistics Norway. Statistics on new ditches for forest drainage have previously been compiled entirely by Statistics Norway on the basis of data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Statistics Norway has compiled all silviculture statistics since 1997.

Users and applications

The statistics are used by public agencies (Ministries, County Departments), forest owner's organisations and research institutes. Results from the silviculture statistics are included in the National accounts.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Results from the Silviculture statistics may be compared with some of the results from the Sample survey of Agriculture and Forestry 2008.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act, §§2-1, 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics only cover activities financed wholly or partly by the Forest Trust Fund and/or by goverment subsidies.

The Forest Trust Fund is a legalised fund where the forest owners set apart a certain amount of the gross value of their roundwood sold. Money from the fund can be used by the owner for forest investments, such as planting, clearing, drainage etc.

Data sources and sampling

The silviculture statistics are based on information from the Norwegian Agriculture Agency and their database on the Forest Trust Fund.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The Forest Service in each municipality keeps the Forest Trust Fund Account. The account is reported to the County Department of Agricultural Affairs (FMLA). The Norwegian Agriculture Agency obtains data from the the Forest Trust Fund databases and organizes them on files forwarded to Statistics Norway.

If the data are unclear, the Norwegian Agriculture Agency or County Department of Agricultural Affairs is contacted so that any errors can be corrected.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Figures based on less than three forest owners are not published if this causes risk for identifying any of the units concerned.

Comparability over time and space

During the period 1935/36-1949/50 the statistics apply to the fiscal year. In 1951 the calendar year was adopted, but the data for this year were combined with the data for the second half of 1950. The transition data from fiscal year to calendar year consequently cover 1 1/2 years. The 1998 figures for Finnmark and 1999 figures for Troms are missing.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

In some cases the reported area in the Forest account are estimated. Adaptations to the subsidies system can also occor.

Revision

Not relevant

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