In Estonia, a total of 48% of land is covered by forests. According to Statistics Estonia, in 2011 the total felling was 8,153,000 m³, however the optimal amount is 12-15 million cubic meters per year. Therefore it is a business sphere with great potential.
The forest and wood industry has always been important for Viljandi County, considering the availability of local raw material. The forests in Viljandi County are ample and that business field offers many possibilities for success.
A total of 47% of Viljandi County is covered by forests. The most common types of trees are pine, spruce and birch. According to the Estonian Environment Agency 480,472 m³ of wood was cut in Viljandi County in 2012.
There is qualified workforce for the wood and furniture industry on-site. Most enterprises with the greatest impact on the development of the region are operating in the latter industry.