World Boreal Forests – Largest Biome Taiga

World Boreal Forests

In the uppermost Northern Hemisphere, North America, Europe, and Asia have significant expanses of land. The boreal forests ring the regions immediately south of the Arctic Circle in a vast expanse that easily rivals the rainforest regions of the world. The northern boreal ecoregion accounts for about one-third of this planet’s total forest area. This … Read more

Finland – Forests and Forestry

Finland - Forests and Forestry

Forest resources Finland is Europe’s most heavily-forested country. Forests as defined by the FAO cover 23 million hectares or 74.2% of the land area. In Europe, Finland is a “forest giant”, there being over sixteen times more forest per capita than in European countries on average. Finland’s forests have been intensively harvested over the last … Read more

Forest Fire Prevention – What You Need to Know

Forest Fire Prevention Guide

Forest fires are dangerous, and we should all take special precautions year-round to make sure fires are not carelessly ignited. Forest fires threaten people needlessly, kill wildlife and destroy forests that provide a livelihood and recreation for millions of people around the world. Grass fires are a major concern for firefighters in early spring; they … Read more

Forest Fires – An Overview | Fire Prevention | Fire Prediction & Analysis | Fire Suppression

Forest Fire

Next to irresponsible forestry practices, forest fires are the most destructive enemy of our forests. How Forest Fires Start Forest fires always start in one of two ways – naturally caused or human-caused. Natural fires are generally started by lightning, with a very small percentage started by spontaneous combustion of dry fuel such as sawdust … Read more