Forest managment

We provide full-cycle forest management services from creating forest management recommendations to selling timber.

Why manage the forest ?

A safe long-term investment

Compared to other long-term investment types, forests are a secure investment choice. This is evidenced by the steady increase in forest prices.

Increase in value

By managing the forest wisely and efficiently, it is possible to increase its value by up to 2.5 times over 10 years.


Forest management helps preserve its biological diversity, providing not only immediate but also long-term benefits to the environment and future generations.

Forest management services

“LASKANA” offers both full-cycle forest management and timber harvesting services, as well as individual services tailored to your needs and preferences.

Forest management plan

The forest management plan includes recommendations for necessary actions to increase the value of the forest property (including inventory and appraisal). Typically, the management plan encompasses tasks such as soil preparation, maintenance of forest infrastructure, forest cultivation, monitoring, regeneration, timber harvesting, and timber trading.

Reclamation restoration or establishment

Due to Latvia’s climate and geographical location, drainage systems significantly impact forest quality. Therefore, it is important to inspect existing drainage systems and, if necessary, restore them, as well as establish new ones in areas where drainage systems are needed.

Forest planting and maintenance

Forest regeneration includes replanting in clearcuts, or other areas not occupied by forests. Choosing high-quality planting material can increase the future value of the forest. An alternative is to allow trees to regenerate naturally. This process is more time-consuming. The main purpose of maintenance is to establish the desired composition of the forest stand with a certain number of trees to ensure the formation of high-quality and productive forest stands.

Thinning and selective cutting

Thinning or selective cutting is necessary when the forest has developed a young tree undergrowth or a viable second layer. Thinning is carried out to reduce density and create a light and spacious forest. At this stage, it is possible to generate income from the sale of wood chips.


The main cutting provides an opportunity to generate income from investments. The harvesting of forest stands occurs in one or several stages after reaching the desired diameter or stand age. At this stage, it is crucial to adhere to several principles to avoid harming the environment, forest ecosystem, as well as the future value of the forest. We also offer preparation of harvesting schemes, evaluation of stands, harvesting operations, and other related services.

Other related services

We provide any other forest management and main cutting related services: timber extraction from the forest, transportation to the factory, sawmill, or port, etc.

Receive a forest management proposal

Please provide the information requested in the application form so that we can prepare a provisional plan. After agreeing on the plan creation and conducting an on-site forest inspection, we will be able to offer you a comprehensive and detailed forest management plan.

    Our fundamental principles of operation

    Environmentally friendly

    Environmentally friendly

    The most important element of our business is the use of natural resources. That is why we carefully monitor that we farm according to the basic principles of sustainability.
    Economically based

    Economically based

    Regardless of whether we create cooperation with an employee, customer or supplier, we try to base it on the basic principles of long-term cooperation - trust, openness and mutual benefits.
    Socially responsible

    Socially responsible

    We strive both to develop and provide modern technical equipment and to continuously raise the qualifications of our employees.

    “The forest has been, is, and will continue to be one of the most important pillars of the nation’s well-being and resources. Therefore, our mission is to build long-term relationships with forest owners and, by working responsibly, increase the value of the forest as well as the welfare of the inhabitants.”

    Juris Otaņķis
    Forest management leader

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    If you want to know more par about your forest management, contact us.