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Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing
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skogkultur, Silviculture, forest planting, seeding forest tending, ditching, fertilisation, ground preparation, government subsidies, spraying, tidyingForestry , Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing
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Silviculture

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Key figures

5 600

hectares of forest ground were fertilized in 2018

Silviculture
Area (decares)Per centExpenditure (NOK 1 000)
20182017 - 20182014 - 20182018
Forest planting205 7937.730.1206 369
Silviculture239 912-10.9-11.0100 377
Scarification71 29514.45.224 669
Fertilizing56 484-38.01 031.320 203
Chemical cleaning and weed combating2 633-35.3-47.1791

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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.
2013289 17469 216
2014295 30472 307
2015324 48372 457
2016363 39065 891
2017385 45394 452
2018386 12264 734
 
2018
Østfold25 1033 012
Akershus and Oslo22 8721 768
Hedmark106 0029 998
Oppland57 6016 527
Buskerud29 4154 085
Vestfold15 5392 335
Telemark19 5964 014
Aust-Agder10 9712 766
Vest-Agder11 1973 567
Rogaland9 0451 701
Hordaland4 4931 364
Sogn og Fjordane2 1781 153
Møre og Romsdal9 4063 520
Trøndelag50 37313 291
Nordland8 2103 066
Troms - Romsa3 7262 219
Finnmark - Finnmárku395350

Table 2 
Scarification

Scarification1
Area (decares)Expenditures (NOK 1 000)
1The figures only comprise work financed with forest trust fund or government subsidies.
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
201762 31720 743
201871 29524 669
 
2018
Østfold1 080374
Akershus and Oslo::
Hedmark45 20214 494
Oppland10 9154 532
Buskerud4 9331 355
Vestfold00
Telemark1 561463
Aust-Agder1 154394
Vest-Agder1 487508
Rogaland::
Hordaland00
Sogn og Fjordane00
Møre og Romsdal1 141431
Trøndelag3 0261 821
Nordland11476
Troms - Romsa00
Finnmark - Finnmárku00

Table 3 
Silviculture

Silviculture
Area (decares)Expenditure (NOK 1 000)
The whole country
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
2017269 254110 074
2018239 912100 377
 
County
2018
Østfold19 0518 299
Akershus and Oslo17 7638 414
Hedmark59 46322 482
Oppland29 67613 004
Buskerud23 1959 189
Vestfold11 7445 783
Telemark19 3607 889
Aust-Agder14 7146 137
Vest-Agder7 3383 404
Rogaland1 165540
Hordaland207133
Sogn og Fjordane::
Møre og Romsdal3 5181 597
Trøndelag29 78212 156
Nordland2 5461 198
Troms - Romsa20559
Finnmark - Finnmárku::

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
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
2017191 01135 693187 543
2018205 79337 746206 369
 
2018
Østfold11 5602 24611 703
Akershus and Oslo11 5132 11211 003
Hedmark47 0159 76945 943
Oppland37 6827 12836 660
Buskerud16 7962 60714 015
Vestfold9 0941 2618 119
Telemark11 0791 4759 696
Aust-Agder3 9915803 806
Vest-Agder5 7841 0336 805
Rogaland4 0081 0196 359
Hordaland2 3406433 915
Sogn og Fjordane1 4413272 043
Møre og Romsdal4 7961 1646 976
Trøndelag30 6244 85329 546
Nordland6 1941 0556 816
Troms - Romsa1 8024562 858
Finnmark - Finnmárku7418106

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 Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural 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