The King attends Forestry Day

The King opened Forestry Day digitally from Stenhammar Palace.

The King opened Forestry Day digitally from Stenhammar Palace. Photo: The Royal Court of Sweden

On Wednesday 20 January, The King attended the Forestry Day conference digitally.

The King is closely committed to issues relating to nature, the environment and forestry. The King attended the Forestry Day conference digitally on Wednesday, and began by giving a speech. In his speech, The King said:

"I am sitting here at Stenhammar, looking out at the Sörmland forest and thinking about how important forestry is to our nation.

"The fact is that Sweden's prosperity was built on income from forestry. And this continues to be the case, with annual exports worth 150 billion kronor.

"At the same time, living forests play a key role in slowing and counteracting global climate change. Here in Sweden alone, they capture more than 140 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year."

The conference was held for the seventh year running, this time entirely digitally. The aim of Forestry Day is to boost the knowledge and driving forces within forestry work. During the day, decision-makers, academics and experts spoke about and discussed the role forests play in a sustainable society.

Forestry Day was arranged by the Forest Technology Clusterexternal link, opens in new window, Västerbotten County Administrative Boardexternal link, opens in new window, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciencesexternal link, opens in new window and Umeå Universityexternal link, opens in new window.

The King visits a section of forest at Stenhammar, where felling is being carried out following a pine weevil attack. In his hand, The King holds a stick with an axe head for a handle. The stick was presented to King Gustaf VI Adolf by the Scouts in Stockholm in 1957, to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Robert Baden Powell, founder of the Scout Movement.

The King visits a section of forest at Stenhammar, where felling is being carried out following a pine weevil attack. In his hand, The King holds a stick with an axe head for a handle. The stick was presented to King Gustaf VI Adolf by the Scouts in Stockholm in 1957, to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Robert Baden Powell, founder of the Scout Movement. Photo: The Royal Court of Sweden