As timber prices grow, forest owners in Sweden say they aren’t paid a fair share

Forest owner Per Stenvall says fewer people will cut down their trees if timber prices don’t improve. (Erica Sundén/Swedish Radio)
  • Timber prices have been rising globally but forest owners in Sweden say they aren’t getting their fair cut of that growth.
  • The price of a cubic meter of pulpwood, used to make things like paper, has been largely stagnant for a decade. The same goes for a cubic meter of sawed pine logs.
  • Per Stenvall, who owns 400 hectares of pine forest in northern Sweden, says it’s hard to make a profit with today’s prices.
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