The Swedish trees number up to some 51 billion. The coniferous forrests, covering over half of the Swedish land area is, at the same time, a major industry. But it is also a significant part of the Swedish nature. Since 57% of the country is covered with different kinds of forrests it does account for a large part of the recreational possibilities, and is also an important part of Swedish history and culture.
The Every Man's Right gives any person a great opportunity to experience the wildlife in Swedish forrests, as well as picking mushrooms and berries. It is forbidden to dig up all flowers and trees. Furthermore, all orchids are protected, as is the Hepatica, the pasque flower, the poppy, as well as the wormwood. Further restrictions and catalogues of protected flowers and trees are legislated in the various provinces. It is also prohibited to breack off any branches and twigs in all Swedish forrests.
The southern parts of Sweden, i.e., Skåne, Blekinge and the west coast are partly covered with deciduous trees of a wide variety; oak, ash, elm, lime, hazel, birch, fir, pine and the beech . Nonetheless, most parts of southern Sweden are agricultural areas.
The third region, from the southern part of Värmland and Dalälven up to the northern part of Dalarna and Lapland, the coniferous forrest is mixed with birch, grey alder, the aspen, sallow, rowan, as well as the bird cherry.
The mountain region, lastly, consists of the mountain ranges above the coniferous forrest.
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