Full text of this article is only available in PDF format.

M. Lappi-Seppälä (email)

Suomen evankelisluterilaisten seurakuntien kirkollisvirkatalojen metsät ja metsätalous

Lappi-Seppälä M. (1940). Suomen evankelisluterilaisten seurakuntien kirkollisvirkatalojen metsät ja metsätalous. Acta Forestalia Fennica vol. 49 no. 6 article id 7353. https://doi.org/10.14214/aff.7353

English title: Forestry and forest holdings of the residences of Evangelical Lutheran parishes in Finland


Residences of priests in Evangelical Lutheran parishes in Finland, and the forest holdings belonging to them, have been received in different ways. Some have been donated to the church, some belonged originally to the state, and some have been parceled out from the lands of local farmers. The forests holdings were, therefore, not considered to be property of the church. The use of the forests was limited, and they were managed by a forest management plan under supervision of Metsähallitus (Forest Service). The aim of the study was to survey the extent of forests properties of the parishes, how they have been managed, and their incomes to the parishes in 1933-1938.

The 784 residences had 217,600 hectares of forests. The forest holdings of the residences were larger than private forests in general. Also the forest resources, as well as the stocks of standing timber were larger than in private forests. The growing stock has grown further, because increment has exceeded the fellings. The fellings and income of the forestry had been increasing. At the same time, the costs of forestry were increasing. The forest holdings were divided unevenly between the parishes. About 15% of the parishes had no forest income, while the annual income of 10% of them was over 100,000 Finnish marks. In average, the forest income coverd 21.8% of all income of the parishes. Thus, the amount of forest income influenced the height of the church taxes.

The PDF includes a summary in German.

Original keywords
Metsähallitus; metsänhoito; metsätalous; kirkollismetsät; virkatalo

English keywords
forest management; forestry; Forest Service; forest income; parish

Published in 1940

Views 528

Available at https://doi.org/10.14214/aff.7353 | Download PDF

Creative Commons License

Click this link to register to Silva Fennica.
Log in
If you are a registered user, log in to save your selected articles for later access.
Contents alert
Sign up to receive alerts of new content

Your selected articles
Your search results
Lappi-Seppälä M., (1953) Effects of business cycles on forestry Silva Fennica vol. no. 80 article id 4630
Lappi-Seppälä M., (1951) Opening words Silva Fennica vol. no. 69 article id 4602
Lappi-Seppälä M., (1938) Management of mixed forests Silva Fennica vol. no. 46 article id 4537
Lappi-Seppälä M., (1937) Pruning as a means to produce quality timber Silva Fennica vol. no. 42 article id 4516
Lappi-Seppälä M., (1942) Growth of Siberian larch in mixed stands in stat.. Silva Fennica vol. 50 no. 8 article id 7361
Lappi-Seppälä M., (1940) Forestry and forest holdings of the residences o.. Silva Fennica vol. 49 no. 6 article id 7353
Lappi-Seppälä M., (1936) Studies on stem forms of Scots pine and Betula sp. Silva Fennica vol. 44 no. 4 article id 7332
Lappi-Seppälä M., (1934) The silvicultural influences of pruning Silva Fennica vol. 40 no. 25 article id 7302
Lappi-Seppälä M., (1929) Studies on the slenderness of the pine Silva Fennica vol. 34 no. 42 article id 7255