Support for private forest owners
In Finland, forestry subsidies are intended to support the forest management of private landowners. A limited amount of funds is used annually in the state budget.
The following types of work can be financially supported: the early tending of seedling stands, young stand improvement and small tree harvesting related to it, the management of swamp forests, forest vitality fertilization, forest research, environmental support, forest nature management projects and afforestation of wastelands. The amount of support varies between different types of work.
Subsidies are applied for through the Finnish Forest Centre. As a rule, subsidies are applied for through the electronic Metsään.fi service of the Finnish Forest Centre and other electronic services.