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The information services are based on the results of research carried out by the institute, and on the expertise of its researchers. These services are essential for information needs of the forest cluster. Some of these are assigned to Metla as a state authority.

National forest inventory


Since 1921, Metla has been resbonsible for carrying out the national forest inventory. The 10th inventory in now going on. The national forest inventory assesses the timber resources, forest growth, forest health and biological diversity of the forests. The long inventory series makes it possible to identify long-term changes in the forests.

For more information, please contact:
Erkki Tomppo
(inventory designs and methods)
Kari T. Korhonen (operative inventories)

Greenhouse gas reporting


For more information, please contact: Tarja Tuomainen

Forests statistics


Metla compiles most of the official forests statistics of Finland. The Statistical Yearbook of Finland is published anually.

For more information, please contact: Martti Aarne

Timber production potentials and MELA-systems


Metla analyses regional and national timber production potentials on the basis od the data from the Finnish National Inventory and research-based assumptions of forest growth, economic aspects and resulting forest management possibilities in the future. The analysis tool developed by Metla - MELA software - in widely used also for forest management planning on enterprice and forest holding levels with respective stand data and forest level goals.

For more information, please contact:Tuula Nuutinen

Forest health monitoring


For more information, please contact:
Monitoring of forest condition: Pasi Rautio
Forest damage information services: Antti Pouttu
National Forest Inventories: Erkki Tomppo

Information service for forest tree nurseries


For more information, please contact: Marja Poteri

Metinfo - forest information services on the Internet


Metinfo information services include up-to-date information and expert systems related to the forest nature and forestry.

For more information, please contact: Metla's Communication

Testing and inspection of pesticides


For more information, please contact: Marja Poteri and Heli Viiri

Forest tree breeding


Testing of tree breeding material
For more information, please contact: Matti Haapanen

Conservation of genetic resources (link to report, pdf)


Metla is responsible for conservation of genetic resources of forest trees.
For more information, please contact: Mari Rusanen

Timber scaling methods and guidelines


For more information, please contact: Jari Lindblad

Expertise in Russian Forestry - Information Service for Russian Forestry


Information service for Russian forestry "Expertise in Russian Forestry" produces information about forestry and wood procurement in northwest Russia in easily accessible forms. Project offers information services through two information service
points. In addition to this, project maintains an Internet service for Russian forestry including i.a. information about forestry and wood trade, on-line news service, photo library and meeting point for Finnish and Russian enterprises. Project also publishes a number of publications related to Russian forestry.

For more information, please contact: Sari Karvinen

Information Service and Library, please contact: Jarmo Saarikko

: Updated: 11.06.2013 /JHyv  |  Photo: Erkki Oksanen, Metla, unless otherwise stated  |  Copyright Metla  |  Feedback