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Forest resources in the EU and the EU Forestry Strategy

A great diversity of natural forest types, forest covers, and forest ownership structures exist in the EU. Forests are one of Europe's most important renewable resources and provide multiple benefits to society and the economy. They are also important for the conservation of European nature. Forests and other wooded land in the EU cover approximately 177 million ha (over 40 % of the EU territory), of which 130 million ha are available for wood supply. As a result of afforestation programmes and due to natural regeneration on marginal lands, forest cover in the EU has increased over the past few decades.

 

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Forest resources in the EU and the EU Forestry Strategy


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