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Juhani Päivänen

Pohjoisen havumetsävyöhykkeen suot ja niiden metsätaloudellinen hyväksikäyttö.

Päivänen J. (1990). Pohjoisen havumetsävyöhykkeen suot ja niiden metsätaloudellinen hyväksikäyttö. Silva Fennica vol. 24 no. 2 article id 5426. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15580

English title: Peatlands of the boreal zone and their utilization in forestry.


The paper is a review on utilization of peatlands in forestry in the countries of boreal zone: Finland, Norway, Sweden, Canada, the United States and the Soviet Union. First, the concept of peatlands, the types of peatlands throughout the zone are defined, and the use of natural peatlands is described. Finally, the drainage of peatlands for forestry purposes in the countries is reviewed. According to the statistics, a total of 13 million ha of peatlands have been drained in Fennoscandia and the Soviet Union.

Original keywords
suot; soiden ojitus; havumetsävyöhyke; metsätalous; metsäojitus

English keywords
peatlands; drainage of peatlands; boreal zone; forestry

Published in 1990

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