The Qvidja estate boasts 650 hectares of forests. It will be taken care of by following the principle of uneven-aged forestry management, which promotes biodiversity of nature.

Uneven-aged forest management is the opposite of even-aged forest management: instead of clear cutting, it allows for the forest to grow so that trees are continuously growing. The forest is cut following the high thinning principle, which means that instead of the entire forest, only the largest and economically most mature tree trunks are cut. Saplings and smaller trees are left to grow.

The more diverse forests are, the better they serve all the various ways to use them.

This is the most economic cutting method. The felling yield is higher than in low thinning, as low thinning leads to lower economic value due to the felling of pulpwood. High thinning enables the collection of valuable timber, while clearing space for the remaining trunks and new saplings to grow. The forests provide an even yield and the rate of return on capital invested in the forest remains high. Economic risks decrease, because there is no need to invest in tilling, saplings, planting and nursing the saplings.

With uneven-aged forest management, the soil’s ability to sequester carbon is higher than with even-aged forest management, because there is more carbon in the forest and the soil. Thanks to the trees of various sizes and ages, the ecosystem in the forest stays more diverse than in cultivated forests. It even looks different than even-aged forests: the landscape value of the forest also increases. The living conditions of game will improve, with mushrooms and berries being a familiar sight due to the lack of clear cutting or tilling.

The more diverse forests are, the better they serve all the various ways to use them.