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How many trees can a Swedish harvester cut down in a day?

Around 70% of Sweden is covered in forests. Over 100 years ago the Swedish government introduced legislation to ensure that for every tree that was cut down, at least two had to be planted.

As well as absorbing carbon dioxide, the trees are a critical part of the economy. Very little goes to waste, with furniture, paper and fuel being the main products.

Technology has helped increase productivity significantly - At the Saetuna forest, harvester Christer Pettersson explained to BBC Environment correspondent Matt McGrath just how many trees he could cut down in a day.

  • 07 Jan 2016