How much wood can we expect from European forests?

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Investing in Afforestation and Forest Management: Unlocking Europe's Wood Harvesting Potential

A recent study emphasizes the need for Europe to invest in afforestation and forest management to meet the growing demand for wood and enhance resource self-sufficiency. While wood is renewable and has multiple uses, the study reveals that the potential for wood harvesting in European forests is limited without significant investments.

The study suggests a realistic potential of 40 million m3 per year for wood harvest, highlighting the importance of immediate action in forest restoration and collaboration among stakeholders to promote sustainable forest management and reduce dependence on other continents.

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