Key elements for the successful integration of in-forest optimisation into Australia

Key elements for the successful integration of in-forest optimisation into Australia

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.