Deciduous wood

Project: Pre-study supply chains deciduous wood

Together with Träcentrum, Linnaeus University is conducting a pre-study to map out the opportunities for domestic production of deciduous wood raw material for the Swedish wood industry. The project will answer the questions: Is it possible to double the proportion of deciduous wood in the Swedish wood industry? Can the deciduous wood raw material used in the Swedish wood industry be produced in Sweden?

Project information

Project manager
Jimmy Johansson
Other project members
Christer Andersson, project manager Träcentrum, tel: +46 70-684 11 18
Participating organisations
Linnaeus University, Träcentrum
European Union, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Region Jönköping County, Region Kalmar County, Region Kronoberg,
2024-01-01 to 2024-10-31
Forestry and wood technology (Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Faculty of Technology)

More about the project

There is a lot of deciduous timber in Swedish forests, but most of it goes to paper and pulp. At the same time, Swedish industries need deciduous timber, which is currently imported.

The project aims to investigate whether it is possible to obtain deciduous timber from Swedish forests for Swedish producers. The project also aims to investigate whether it is possible to increase the proportion of deciduous timber in total production. If so, it would mean using deciduous timber for things other than furniture, i.e., for building constructions and similar uses.

This is a pre-study that will, among other things, examine national conditions and international good examples. The project is a collaboration between Wood Centre and Linnaeus University, in cooperation with various parties in the industry.

The project is part of the research in the Forest Products research group and is included in the research areas of Forestry and Wood, and the Linnaeus Knowledge Environment: Green Sustainable Development.