Forestry Fact 3:

More trees are planted and the size of the European forest carbon sink continues to grow

References

“Europe’s forest area expanded by 17.5 m hectares in the last 25 years”

Source: Forest Europe. State of Europe’s Forests 2015, (p72) https://www.foresteurope.org/docs/fullsoef2015.pdf

“90% of EU wood consumption is supplied from EU forests”

Source: CEI-Bois. Wood – Building the Bio-economy, (p19), 2019 http://www.cei-bois.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Final-Version-22.10.2019.pdf

“Since 1993, Europe’s forests have been subject to Forest Europe’s guidelines, criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management”

Source: CEI-Bois. Wood – Building the Bio-economy, (p24), 2019 http://www.cei-bois.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Final-Version-22.10.2019.pdf