Estonia (Country Report)

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A total area of Estonia is 45 227 km², where 21 974 km² is covered with forest (Keskkonnateabe keskus, 2010)[1].

The main tree species is Scots pine, which share is 33.7% of area and 38.4% of growing stock. Mean volume per hectare is 229 m3. The second tree species is birch (Silver and Downy), having share of 30.4% in area and 25.5% in growing stock. The third important species is Norway spruce, having share of 17.1% in area and 17.8% in growing stock. Other species

2 to 3 paragraphs on the forest sector in country X, including

  1. extent of forests, some general features (forest zone, kind of species…),
  2. main uses of the forests and main stakeholders, and
  3. ownership structure, and legal framework.

For forest management planning it is necessary to carry out forest inventory in every 10 years.

1 paragraph summarizing the objectives of the country report (for instance:

  1. inventory of DSS in country X,
  2. summary description of key features with.
    • DSS architecture and development;
    • use of models, methods, knowledge management techniques within the DSS;
    • participatory functionalities with a focus on the assessment of the DSSs success in addressing the key problem types listed,
  3. lessons learned

Materials and methods

1 page describing the data and information available about management planning in country X, i.e. information on forest DSSs, models and methods used in forest DSSs, KM, and participation (publications technical and scientific), web pages...)

Up to 3 pages on how that information was processed and analyzed by the team involved in preparing the report

including :

  1. a reference on whether material has been introduced to the FORSYS Wiki or not and if it indeed it was introduced in the wiki a reference to how this was done and
  2. how the assignment of the problem type category was done.


3 or 4 pages with the findings structured based on how the problem types were addressed with respect to how each DSS was developed and how they are used, what models and methods in the forest DSS are used, the application of KM and participation (see further instructions in the supplementary material). Structure the presentation based on the DSS. The presentation of results should be given an initial overview by a table with the following structure:

Discussion and Conclusions

2 or 3 pages of discussion of the findings and some conclusions regarding how well problem types were addressed by the DSSs with a reference to DSS development processes methods and models,, KM techniques and participatory methods.


  1. Keskkonnateabe keskus 2010. Aastaraamat Mets 2009. Yearbook Forest 2009. Tartu. 231 p. [1]