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Andersson, Anders, 2018. Vad tycker fastighetsägare i Götaland om skog på obrukad åkermark?. First cycle, G2E. Skinnskatteberg: SLU, School for Forest Management

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Due to the fact that profitability has decreased in agriculture, there is currently a lot of unused farmland. It is often the smallest fields that are left unmanaged because they are not considered to be cost-effective in agricultural production. Many landowners want to plant seedlings on their unused farmland, while some think open landscapes should remain open. This is not a new phenomenon. During the 1960s large areas of farmland were planted with spruce. Today, these plantations are today ready for final felling.

A response rate of 47.4 percent was obtained on a survey that was sent to 399 landowners asking about planting seedlings on unused farmland. One goal of the survey was to examine the main arguments for, and against this practice. Another aim of this study was to investigate if different groups of people were more positive than others regarding forest plantations on farmland.

In general, landowners living in a landscape dominated by agriculture were more positive towards planting trees on farmland than landowners living in a landscape dominated by forest.

Main title:Vad tycker fastighetsägare i Götaland om skog på obrukad åkermark?
Authors:Andersson, Anders
Supervisor:Gräns, Daniel
Examiner:Sundstedt, Eric
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Skogsmästarprogrammet
Volume/Sequential designation:2018:01
Year of Publication:2018
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:SY002 Forest Management - Bachelor's Programme 180 HEC
Supervising department:(S) > School for Forest Management
Keywords:plantering, åkerplantering, virkesproduktion
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-9346
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-9346
Subjects:Forestry production
Language:Swedish
Deposited On:30 May 2018 13:39
Metadata Last Modified:20 May 2020 12:53

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