Contract Work and Procurement
Metsähallitus buys all of its harvesting and wood transportation work, in addition to a significant amount of silvicultural and forest improvement work, in the form of services from contractors. Approximately 300 forest industry companies employing over 1,000 people work for Metsähallitus.
The forestry resource team is responsible for all procurement of contract services
Regional directors of procurement, harvesting and transportation are in charge of harvesting and long-distance wood transportation.
Regional directors of silviculture are in charge of silvicultural contract work (tillage, ditching, fertilising, road building and forest management).