Final felling notices for ‘Notified Areas’ fell slightly in 2016 compared with 2015. The big picture shows that 20 of the 21 countries listed showed a decline in their overall figures. Their decline may well have occurred in only one or two of that country’s regions whereas in Sweden all four of its regions were subject to decline.

It is interesting to note that applications for final felling in montane and broad leaf forest final felling actually increased.

Could this be a case of ‘Those who have it don’t use it whereas that who don’t have it want to use it!’

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