The clearcut is 12.2 hectares in size. The forest was largely Norway spruce-dominated and the trees where in general around 140 years old. In some parts, large Trembling aspens grew, and on the ground grew low herbs such as Tormentil and Northern oak fern. The ground was very moist in several places. Stands of the legally protected orchid Heath spotted orchid was scattered in the forest, and in a few places also the red-listed and legally protected orchid Creeping lady’s-tresses. This species has recently received a lot of attention because of tis slow re-establishment rate after clear felling. The forest was logged by the PEFC-certified forest owners’ association Norra Skog on behalf of small-scale forestry. The ground was very moist in several places. Despite this, heavy machines where used, which had created deep driving damages in the soft soil.
As you can see in the 3D-models, a clear-cut forest land might consist of several areas next to each other where the trees have ben felled at different times but, still, within a short period of time. Humans and the species who live there experience the clear-cut forest land as one area.