European forests provide positive returns
European forests are growing, despite the precipitation of trees. The area has increased 9% over the past 30 years, which we at HØRNING are excited about.
Based on the report ‘State of Europe’s Forest 2020*’, the researchers point out that we must cultivate the roots of sustainable growth and use wood in buildings as a consciously sustainable choice that provides positive returns now and for the future of the next generations.
In general, the forest area grows throughout Europe, where the forest area in Denmark grows annually by approximately 3,000 hectares. There is therefore great potential in using wood in the buildings.
There are certifications that support this importance; PEFC, sustainable forestry and the FSC to name but a few. HØRNING is excited about this development, as it is embedded in HØRNING’s DNA to be part of the sustainable choices.
Finally, the researchers point out that there are factors that can positively influence this, and it is important to think innovatively in the future to preserve the positive returns of forests. It is an important milestone that many more m3 of forest are due than is being felled. This has been a balancing act in the past.
This is also linked to the increasing demand for sustainable wood, which helps to ensure that harvesting does not outstrip annual growth.
*Report State of Europe’s Forest 2020 – MCPFE (Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe) is behind this report.