In the forest and by the sea is where my heart sings and the mind is free. – Lotta
Almost half the area of Sweden is covered with forest.
It’s a privilege to live here. Sweden is one of the worlds most forest rich countries.
A tree grows fast when it’s young, then slower and at a certain age they stop growing and eventually they die.
In the forestry the trees are harvested when they are between 70-120 years old, depending on what part of Sweden they are growing in. In the north where the climate is colder the forest grows slower than in the south. Forestry is very important to Sweden’s economy but it really is a business where you need to do longtime planning.
Since almost all woodland been harvested during this century not so many old forests remain but the really old ones are protected by National Parks and Sanctuaries. There are also laws to guide the forestry.
I am grateful someone is looking after and tending to this very precious environment.
The most common trees in the forests of Sweden are spruce, followed by pine and birch. In this part of the country we also have beech and oak which can’t grow in the colder climate up north.
The forest we use to visit is a wonderful blend of all kind of species.
Today is Sunday. It is a good day to visit a forest, or any other place with trees for that matter. Trees are absolutely vital to us humans.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.–Albert Einstein
If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree. – W. B. Yeats
One interesting blog about trees you can see on Save a tree here
I wish you a beautiful day, wherever you are