Key Elements for the Successful Integration of In-forest Optimisation into Australia
Brad Barr - 2006
Finland has a land area of thirty million hectares. Of this, twenty million hectares is forested - sixty six percent of the land area.
There are 170 industrial scale (>10,000 m3 annually) sawmills, with a combined sawn output of 13.7 million cubic metres.
In addition, Finland produces around 11 million metric tonnes of wood pulp. The 10,000,000 hectares of productive forest is held by 350,000 separate owners, giving an average holding size of about around thirty hectares.
The result of the non-integrated forest ownership is that to source, manage and administer the resources needed to meet these massive industrial demands requires simple-to-use but comprehensive, planning, inventory, stock control and reporting systems.