Forests in Lithuania

Forests in Lithuania cover approximately 33% of Lithuania′s territory. Of these, about 50% are publicly owned, and 30% are privately owned; the remainder is reserved for possible future privatization. The dominant species are Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) (42%) and spruce (Picea abies) (22.8%). The average age of the forest stands is 53 years. The largest forest is Dainava Forest at 1,350 km2.[1]

Largest forestsArea (km²)
Ažvinčiai-Minčia Forest220
Biržai Forest181
Dainava Forest (Druskininkai–Varėna Forest)1,350
Gaižiūnai Forest (Rumšiškės–Gaižiūnai Forests)304
Kapčiamiestis Forest277
Karšuva Forest (Smalininkai–Viešvilė Forests)427
Kazlų Rūda Forests587
Kuliai Forests161
Labanoras Forest (Labanoras–Pabradė Forests)911
Lavoriškės Forest (Lavoriškės–Nemenčinė Forests)310
Pagramantis Forest (Pagramantis–Didkiemis Forests)
Rietavas Forests (Žadvainiai–Lėgai Forests)209
Rūdininkai Forest375
Rūdiškiai Forests (Inkleriškės–Rūdiškiai Forests)195
Šimonys Forest135
Taujėnai Forest
Teneniai Forest
Žagarė Forest
Žalioji Forest190


  1. "Forest Fires in Lithuania" (PDF). International Forest Fire News. 2005-01-27. Retrieved 2008-04-27.


  • Vaitiekūnas, Stasys; Elena Valančienė (2005). Lietuvos geografija (in Lithuanian). Alma litera. p. 116. ISBN 9955-08-534-7.


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