Romania is a forestry land with sizeable forest resources and an extensive forest industry. Since the fall of Communism some 20 years ago, much of the forest has been transferred from state ownership to private or municipal ownership.
Romania has just over 6 million hectares of forestland which is are primarily located in the Carpathian mountain range with some oak and poplar forests standing on the plains. The forests are well managed in a sustainable way and the standing timber today totals more than one billion cubic meters. The most common tree species are spruce and beech.
About 18 million cubic meters of timber are felled annually, but the annual growth is considerably higher. Almost all felling is done currently by independent contractors.